The fraud case in opposition to recently axed Jap Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and 15 others has been moved to the high court.
Gomba and her co-accused will seem within the East London court on Could probably well moreover merely 11 on expenses related to R10m in fraud linked to the funeral of archaic president Nelson Mandela.
Gomba is one in all 15 accused within the case, who police described in a press unlock as being “archaic Buffalo Metropolis municipality workers, grand politicians and businessmen”.
Amongst her co-accused are archaic Buffalo Metropolis mayor Zukiswa Ncitha, archaic deputy mayor Temba Tinta, archaic director within the mayor’s office Ondela Vatile Mahlangu, archaic Buffalo Metropolis council speaker Luleka Ndzele and archaic municipal offer chain traditional supervisor Thembelani Sali.
ANC regional secretary Phumzile Mkolo is moreover amongst the accused.
Others are Dean William Fanoe, Viwe Vazi, Zintle Nkuhlu, Nqaba Ludidi and Nosiphiwo Mati.
Fanoe and Mati delight in been making their first appearances as they may well perchance probably no longer previously seem attributable to in sad health health.
In a clip posted on Twitter by Newzroom Afrika, Gomba stated outside court she feels “nothing”.
Asked how she intended to plea, she told the reporter: “Are we at that stage but? Are you the prosecutor? That pursuits the prosecutor, no longer you.”
The East London Justice of the Peace’s Court docket has postponed the case in opposition to archaic Jap Cape’s Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and 10 other suspects to the 11th of Could probably well moreover merely. #Newzroom405‘s @malungelob caught up with Gomba earlier. pic.twitter.com/l8mQdGpa7t
— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) March 5, 2021