Latest Updates: Mike Mabuyakhulu’s Corruption Trial Continues in Court
The Durban High Court postponed the corruption trial of Mike Mabuyakhulu and his co-accused until Wednesday as one of the accused is currently in hospital. According to The Witness, Mabuyakhulu, the former MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, and 16 others face corruption, theft, and money laundering charges amounting to R28 million. They received the money for the sake of the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2012. However, the festival did not occur, and they allegedly paid the money to the service providers. Mabuyakhulu was in charge then.
According to National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara, the Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed Mabuyakhulu and his co-accused’s Section 342A application concerning the criminal matter early last year. The application alleged unreasonable delays, but the court found in favour of the State, stating that the delays were justified.
The State alleges that the key role-players in the case are:
- Mike Mabuyakhulu,
- Nothando Zungu (a member of Soft Skills Communication and Ishashalazi Production CC),
- Desmond Golding (Department of Economic Development and Tourism head),
- Ceaser Mkhize (owner and member of Soft Skills Communication 100 CC, Shaka Holdings and Maqhoboza Traders CC), and
- Mabheleni Ntuli (the sole member of Supersize Investment 20 CC).
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