KwaZulu-Natal ANC convener Mike Mabuyakhulu‘s case of fraud and corruption has been postponed to the 22nd of August.

Mabuyakhulu and co-accused made a brief appearance in the Commercial Crimes Court in Durban. Well-known businessman, Mabheleni Ntuli is among the accused.

Corruption charges against Mabuyakhulu relate to a R28-million contract for a jazz festival that never took place.
He is accused of receiving a R200 000 kickback from a company which was awarded the R28 million tender in 2012.

Mabuyakhulu is a former MEC for Economic Development in the province. He now heads the provincial interim structure of the ANC and has been tipped by some as a potential contender for the position of ANC chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal when the conference is held.

All sixteen are expected back in court in August for a formal trial date.

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