The fraud and corruption case involving KwaZulu-Natal ANC deputy chair Mike Mabuyakhulu was postponed on Tuesday. Mabuyakhulu and his seven co-accused made a brief appearance in the Durban specialised commercial crimes court, where the state informed magistrate Christabel Mazibuko that it would need a postponement. The prosecutor said they were awaiting further particulars from some of Mabuyakhulu's co-accused, which was expected to be filed in January. Mabuyakhulu and Durban businessperson Mabheleni Ntuli were cited among the five main role-players in a fraud‚ corruption and money-laundering case relating to a failed jazz festival in 2012, which cost taxpayers R28m. “Because of all the delays‚ we have reluctantly agreed to the new date. We may take interim steps between now and the arranged date but we [will] inform the state once we do so‚” said a displeased advocate Jimmy Howse‚ Mabuyakhulu's lawyer. Previously Howse had said that he would be making an application to the head of ...

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