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Motaung case postponed, bail extended

Soccer boss Bobby Motaung’s corruption case will resume in Mpumalanga in March 2013.

Soccer boss Bobby Motaung’s corruption case will resume in Mpumalanga in March 2013.

NELSPRUIT - Kaizer Chiefs General Manager Bobby Motaung's bail was extended on Monday in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga.

His case was also postponed to March 1.

Motaung along with business partners Herbert Theledi and Chris Grib face corruption and forgery charges, relating to the construction of the Mbombela Stadium for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Proceedings were delayed by more than 20 minutes because Motaung and his co-accused were stuck in a lift.

Prosecutors wasted no time telling the court they were ready for trial.

But defence lawyers brought an application for a postponement, while they sought a lawyer to represent the trio's company, Lefika Emerging Equity.

The company is also an accused of being involved in the fraud case.

After a session of finger pointing, the magistrate postponed the matter in order to allow the company to get its own representation.

But Motaung's lawyer Zola Majavu slammed the state for suggesting the defence is employing delay tactics.

Majavu said his client's image and that of Kaizer Chiefs was tarnished during the case.

He said Motaung wants to clear his name.

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