CTA fraud case postponed to 2013
MBABANE – Suspended Industrial Court Judge President Sifiso Nsibande and his co-accused in the CTA fraud case will have to wait until 2013 for their trial.
CTA stands for Central Transport Administration.
High Court Judge Philip Levinsohn yesterday postponed the case to January 28, 2013 and extended the accused’s bail conditions. He also said the trial would be conducted for a whole month next year.
The suspects were accused of defrauding the CTA of over E11 million and their arrests came after recommendations by a Commission of Inquiry that had been set up to investigate the operations of the parastatal.
Judge Nsibande stands accused with former CTA employee Mpumelelo Mamba and Sandile Dlamini together with his company Protronics Networking.
The accused, had their application to have their charges quashed, dismissed by Levinsohn and that meant the case was to proceed on trial. Judge Levisohn yesterday said the judgment, on the application, which he had delivered verbally, did not come through in the High Court transcript.
"I will reconstruct that judgment once I get all the documents with me. The trial, due to the long time required, will proceed on January 28, 2013, until the end of February (2013)," he said.
The accused had their trial separated with that of former CTA General Transport Manager Polycarp Dlamini who pleaded guilty and was sentenced. He is yet to be sentenced. Dlamini was also made a state witness against his alleged co-perpetrators.
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