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The R30 million corruption case against the former mayor of Makhuduthamaga Municipality in Limpopo, Kgaola Mafiri, and four of his accomplices will continue to haunt them during this festive season.
The Polokwane regional court yesterday postponed the matter to June 23 and 24 next year for trial.
Mafiri, 53, was arrested earlier this year by the specialised commercial crimes unit (SCCU) in Pretoria together with businessman Abdul Muneer Essa, Kgoputso Moreiwane, Collins and James Malekana.
They were charged with fraud, forgery, corruption and money laundering.
This was after it was alleged the five men had made communities in Sekhukhune to register companies that ultimately won tenders to deliver stationery in various schools in the province.
The five allegedly forged signatures and changed the ownership of the companies into their names.
The companies ultimately won the tenders, which meant that the suspects had enriched themselves at the expense of the original owners.
Richard Tshabalala, the state prosecutor, told Sowetan yesterday that they had postponed the matter after the defence team had requested further particulars in connection with the case.