The prosecution says it intends to add a count of money laundering against two men who allegedly stole R25-million from Limpopo government departments. Former bank employee Fhatuwani Mudzanani and his co-accused, Walter Mashau, briefly appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes court in Giyani on charges of theft and fraud.

The case has been postponed to the third of February for trial. When the matter proceeded, the prosecutor made an application for the trial to be postponed to give state time to add a count of money laundering, and also to prepare the final charge sheet.

The lawyers of the two accused expressed concern that the adding of another count will delay the trial further. The lawyers say they will also need further consultation with the accused. Mudzanani and Mashau face six charges of theft and six of fraud.

The two accused are out on bail that was granted in July 2020.

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