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R47million 2010 Soccer World Cup graft case to be heard in November

The Durban High Court on Friday postponed the R47 million Soccer World Cup fraud and corruption case to 30 November 2021.

The spokesperson for the national prosecuting authority’s (NPA’s) investigating directorate (ID) Sindisiwe Seboka said the case was postponed “due to a request for discussions between the parties on requested information relating to the case”.

The matter involves former KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner, General Mmamonnye Ngobeni; Colonel Navin Madhoe, former police captain Aswin Narainpershad and businessman Toshan Panday.

The other accused are Panday’s mother, Arevenda Panday; his wife, Privisha Panday; his sister, Kajal Ishwarkumar; Panday’s brother-in-law,  Seveesh Maharaj Ishwarkumar and Toshan Panday’s personal assistant, Tasleem Rahiman.

“Panday’s family is accused of being party to a common purpose with Toshan and others to defraud SAPS through their association with entities which were used to score lucrative contracts from SAPS.

“The policemen who are accused in this matter face accusations of colluding with Panday to receive contracts from the KZN Police,” Seboka said.

Seboka added that Tasleem Rahiman was not present at the court appearance on Friday and a warrant of arrest against her was issued but stayed.

“The group faces charges of racketeering, fraud, corruption and money laundering,” Seboka said.

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