Former FS advocate back in court next month

Conspiracy to murder NW Premier, SOR Mahumapelo case set to resume in May 2017. Image: SUPPLIED.

A former Free State advocate who allegedly tried to bribe a judge will be back in court on November 1.

Hawks spokesperson, S’fiso Nyakane, says the case against Karabo Tau who was earlier released on bail of R5 000 with conditions, was postponed this morning for further investigation.

Tau faces charges of corruption, extortion, impersonating an advocate and conspiracy to commit an offence. This comes after he was allegedly approached by the families of nine people found guilty of the theft of diesel and racketeering.

Nyakane said at the time that Tau allegedly tried to bribe a judge to acquit the nine. Their families allegedly paid him R80 000.

-Mark Steenbok