Former Northern Cape MEC John Block starts 15-year prison sentence

2018-11-27 16:40

Former Northern Cape finance MEC and ANC chairperson John Block has started his 15-year prison sentence.

Justice is all about yesterday's news

2018-09-02 12:15

This week, I felt I’d grown forgetful on matters involving the public purse. This is because I could not remember the details regarding the fraud and corruption charges that former Northern Cape ANC boss John Block had been convicted for, writes Dumisane Lubisi.

John Block, co-accused businessman granted R50 000 bail

2018-08-27 14:59

Former Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block and his co-accused Christo Scholtz have been granted bail of R50 000 without opposition from the State.

Former ANC Northern Cape chair's appeal against 15-year sentence for corruption dismissed

2018-08-21 22:00

Political leaders should set an example and not misuse public office to corruptly obtain personal wealth, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

Northern Cape State of the Province Address delivered amid ANC tensions

2017-02-23 11:31

There is a heavy police presence outside the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre where Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas is giving her State of the Province Address.

Hawks welcome Block sentencing

2016-12-11 14:38

The Hawks have welcomed the sentencing of former Northern Cape ANC provincial chairman John Block for his role in a multi-million-rand corruption scandal.

Former Northern Cape ANC chair John Block gets 15 years in jail

2016-12-06 17:07

Former Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block and businessman Christo Scholtz have been sentenced to an effective 15 years behind bars after being convicted of money laundering and corruption.

Forfeiture unit wants millions in assets from ANC bigwig Block, businessman Scholtz

2016-01-25 21:35

The judge presiding over the Trifecta case has ruled that an application by the Asset Forfeiture Unit must first be concluded before sentencing can begin.

Former ANC bigwig back in court for fraud

2016-01-25 05:27

The three-year long trial of ANC Northern Cape chairperson John Block and his co-accused, in which they were found guilty of fraud and corruption, is finally coming to an end, with sentencing due to start.

John Block to be sentenced in January

2015-10-14 22:30

Sentencing of convicted fraudster and Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block and property company CEO Christo Scholtz will begin in January next year.


John Block heading to prison for corruption after ConCourt dismisses appeal bid

2018-11-20 11:21

The fate of former ANC big wig John Block has been sealed as the highest court in the country ruled that he will this week have to hand himself over to begin his prison sentence.

From Jacob Zuma to John Block: the 'generally corrupt' are back

2018-08-30 08:50

Some years ago, the phrase "generally corrupt relationship" generated heated debates. The SCA has found a reason to use it again in a recent judgment. But this time there wasn't much hullaballoo, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Hawks hold off on arrest of former Northern Cape ANC leader John Block

2018-08-23 20:35

The arrests of former Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block and his co-accused Christo Scholtz have been reserved until they appear in court next week, the Hawks say.

The battle to replace John Block

2017-03-05 06:01

Northern Cape ANC branches are in chaos and dividedinto two factions, with infighting leading to police confiscating deadly weapons at meeting.

Youth & Women's League back Premier Lucas to take jailed Block's ANC chair

2017-02-07 20:45

The ANC Youth League in the Northern Cape has joined the Women's League in backing Premier Sylvia Lucas to replace the jailed John Block as the party's provincial chairperson.

ANC Northern Cape devastated by Block's 15-year sentence

2016-12-06 21:36

The ANC in the Northern Cape is still backing its former chairperson, John Block, who has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in a multi-million rand corruption scandal.

Top Northern Cape officials probed over money laundering scheme

2016-08-31 07:13

The Hawks are investigating after the chief financial officer and an executive manager in the Northern Cape economic development department were implicated in an elaborate corruption and money laundering scheme.

Former Northern Cape ANC chairperson faces asset seizure

2016-01-25 14:31

The Kimberley High Court is set to rule on whether to hear an application to confiscate the assets of former Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block and businessman Christo Scholtz.

ANC’s John Block resigns following corruption conviction

2015-10-16 15:28

Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block has resigned following his corruption conviction this week, the ANC in Northern Cape says.

ANC's John Block guilty of fraud

2015-10-14 21:15

ANC Northern Cape chairman John Block and provincial human settlements MEC Alvin Botes were found guilty of fraud, corruption, and money laundering on Wednesday.

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