The fraud and theft trial of the former Executive Mayor of JB Marks Local Municipality in North West, Khotso Khumalo and his two co-accused has been postponed in the Ventersdorp regional court to the 8th of next month.

The trial was postponed after Khumalo’s legal representative told the court that his client was sick. Khumalo is expected to submit a medical certificate at the next court sitting.

The court also issued a warrant for his arrest, however it will be held over until the next court sitting. Khumalo, together with Cecil Henry and Mohau Shuping, is facing eight charges of theft and fraud from municipality funds. They pleaded not guilty to all charges levelled against them.

The key witness William Coetzee is expected to undergo cross-examination from the defence team on his evidence when the trial commences in November.

VIDEO: Mayor of JB Marks Municipality and Sports DG appear in court after their arrest by the Hawks: