Thoshan Panday, accused of securing R47m worth of 2010 Fifa Football World Cup police tenders by bribing senior officers, has been charged with fraud, corruption and forgery.

Panday — a former business associate of former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward Zuma — and three police co-accused, including former KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mmamonye Ngobeni, were charged on Friday in the Durban regional court, after an investigation that spanned more than a decade and was allegedly the subject of multiple corrupt attempts to shut it down.

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