Durban businessman and ex-KZN police chief to face pretrial in 2022

Durban businessman and ex-KZN police chief to face pretrial in 2022

2021-11-30 05:45:00 PM

Durban businessman and ex-KZN police chief to face pretrial in 2022

The R47m Soccer World Cup fraud and corruption case involving Durban businessman Thoshan Panday and former KwaZulu-Natal police Commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni, has been adjourned to May 4 for pretrial.

30 November 2021 - 15:57Former KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni and former policeman Navin Madhoe appeared in the Durban high court on Tuesday in connection with fraud and corruption in a series of contracts related to the Fifa 2010 World Cup. Picture: SANDILE NDLOVU

A R47m Soccer World Cup fraud and corruption case involving Durban businessman Thoshan Panday and former KwaZulu-Natal police commissionerMmamonnye Ngobeni, has been adjourned to May 4 for pretrial.Panday and Ngobeni appeared in the Durban high court along with Panday’s mother Arvenda, 69, wife Privisha, 45, brother-in-law Seevesh Ishwarkumar, 44, sister Kaja Ishwarkumar, 37, his personal assistant Tasleem Rahimna, 35, and with former policemen Ashwin Narainpershad and Navin Madhoe.

They face charges of fraud linked to providing accommodation and the purchase of goods for the police before and during the 2010 World Cup.According to the indictment, Panday and members of his family, arranged a series of cover quotes while working with Narainpershad and Madhoe — who held positions in the supply chain management services in the office of the provincial SAPS commissioner in KwaZulu-Natal — and were awarded 166 contracts related to the World Cup. headtopics.com

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Businessman Thoshan Panday is one of nine accused of fraud and corruption in the awarding of R47m worth of contracts related to the Fifa 2010 World Cup. Picture: SAMNDILE NDLOVUAdvocate Jimmy Howse, representing some of the accused, said the state hadn’t provided further particulars pertaining to the case for almost nine months and he was concerned about further delays.

Judge Jacqueline Henriques ordered the matter to stand down in order for the defence to consult with the state and find an agreed date for the documents to be provided. Upon resumption, Howse said the state would provide such documents by March 29.

All the accused were released on bail on the same terms and conditions before Tuesday’s hearing.Former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede also appeared in the Durban high court on Tuesday on charges relating to a R430 waste management tender. Picture: ORRIN SINGH

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Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the hallway, former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and 21 co-accused appeared on charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering linked to amanagement tender worth more than R430m.

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