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The Bloemfontein high court yesterday rejected a renewed request for further particulars by former Mangaung mayor Pappie Mokoena.
Mokoena and his 18 co-accused face 259 charges, including racketeering, fraud, corruption, theft, and money laundering involving R130million.
The accused include former municipal manager Mojalefa Matlole, former municipal speaker Zongezile Zumane, former business manager Mzwandile Silwana and Jakes Thithi, Mokoena's political adviser.
Judge A Kruger listened for most of yesterday morning to Mokoena's lawyer Johan Nel arguing why they were not happy with the state's answers to the first request for further particulars.
Nel submitted that the papers filed currently did not "enlighten" Mokoena enough as to what he faced in the trial.
"The accused should be informed fully of the charges he faces," said Nel.
He submitted that Mokoena was entitled to be told what he had allegedly done, when, and how.
Nel argued it was alleged by the state, in several matters in the case, that Mokoena had common purpose to be in a conspiracy with some of the accused.
He identified specific questions they wanted answered and asked the court to "compel" the state to supply further particulars.
Prosecutor Johan de Nysschen said the indictment had been available since September last year.
He told the court he could not go any further than the answers already supplied.
Judge Kruger refused Mokoena's second application yesterday.
The judge said it would not be in the interest of justice to allow a further request.
The case continues. - Sapa