26 July 2013.
The trial of a former prosecutor on corruption charges was delayed at the Bellville District Court in Cape Town on Thursday because his co-accused’s lawyer was ill. Jonas Phosoko, 38, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on 25 July 2013. Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg warned Phosoko and co-accused Mlahleni Mgingi to return on 31 July, when both are expected to plead.
Phosoko was arrested in November 2011 for the alleged theft of two police crime dockets. Mgingi, 42, allegedly bribed Phosoko to steal a docket which involved Mgingi alleged being in possession of 29kg of Cannabis.
Phosoko faces five charges – one of corruption, two of theft and two of defeating the ends of justice. He is out on $410 bail and Mgingi on bail of $205.
The Young communist League (YCL) of South Africa has declared war against corruption. Speaking at a media briefing in Kimberley the National Secretary of the League, Buti Manamela says the league will focus on ways to root out corruption.