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THE fraud and corruption case against former Mangaung executive mayor Pappie Mokoena , his wife and 17 others was postponed in the Bloemfontein high court yesterday.
Judge A Kruger granted accused number one Mokoena, pictured, an application for further particulars about the indictment. Mokoena's legal representative Johan Nel told the court it was not clear from the indictment what exactly he must address.
"I cannot plead without the particulars," Nel told the court.
The court was adjourned to tomorrow to give the state time to prepare the details and for the defence to study them. Mokoena and his co-accused face a total of 259 charges, which include racketeering, fraud, corruption, theft and money laundering involving R130million. Not all the accused face all the charges.
The accused include the former municipal manager Mojalefa Matlole, former speaker Zongezile Zumane, former business manager Mzwandile Silwana, and Jakes Thithi, a political adviser to the former mayor. The others are Silwana's wife Brigitte, Evodia Kok (Zumane's personal assistant), Laetitia Hoffman (Mokoena's personal assistant), Rocklands businesswoman Buyelwa Khethelo, and Heidedal businessmen Keabecoe and Kegomodicoe Lekone. - Sapa