Corruption case against ANC KZN Vice-President postponed until 16 October



Mike Mabuyakhulu is faced with allegations of theft, money laundering, corruption and fraud with R28 million spent at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2012, which never happened.

FILE: Mike Mabuyakhulu was arrested on charges of corruption, including February 7, 2018. Photo: Ziyanda Ngcobo / EWN

DURBAN – KwaZulu-Natal African National Congress (ANC), Vice President Mike Mabuyakhulu's corruption case has been postponed to October 16 to enable the state to respond to his legal team's request for details.

Mabuyakhulu is faced with allegations of theft, money laundering, corruption and fraud related to R28 million spent at the 2012 North Sea Jazz Festival, which never happened.

He is accused of taking a kickback of R300,000 for facilitating various illegal payments to his co-accused.
Mabuyakhulu was then Economic Development MEC.

Mabuyakhulu & # 39; s new legal representative Jimmy Howse has told the court for special crimes that they have already submitted their request for details on 8 August.

Howse argued that, because of their early submission, they would want the state to respond quickly to their application because any further delays could be detrimental to his client.

Howse says given Mabuyakhulu's social status as a leader and a politician, he can not continue having this matter "hang over his head" because the case would probably continue for at least another year.

Magistrate Christobel Mazibuko has ordered the state to respond to all requests on 16 October, where all defendants will appear before the court.

As soon as the state responds, Mabuyakhulu's lawyer has already indicated that he intends to initiate a special trial with the head of the Commercial Crimes Tribunal.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)


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