The multi-million rand fraud and corruption case against the former CEO of Lepelle Northern Water Board and his six co-accused has been postponed to January next year in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Phineas Legodi and his co-accused, including four board members, a businessman and two companies, are alleged to have irregularly awarded a R45 million tender to a company belonging to one of the accused, Matome Sefalafala.

The former CEO – Legodi and his co-accused, made a brief appearance in court. The court postponed the case to the 21st of January next year for lawyers of the accused to get the contents of the dockets.

Prosecutor Nkhetheni Mudau told the court that investigations in the matter are complete. One of the accused,  businessman Sefalafala, made an application for his bail condition to be relaxed and also to be given back his passport. The court granted the application. The accused are out on bail.

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