Northern Cape Trifecta sentencing in December


The Northern Cape High Court will deliver judgement in the multi-million rand Trifecta case in December. Judge Mathebe Patshoane postponed the matter to the 6th and 7th of December.

The former Northern Cape ANC chairman, John Block, and Trifecta CEO, Christo Scholtz, were earlier found guilty on corruption and money laundering charges related to the leasing of office space by government. The court refused an application by the defense for the compilation of correctional services reports. The court also heard arguments from the defense counsel not to send the men to prison. The court was asked to rather look at terms of correctional supervision, suspended sentences and heavy fines. State prosecutor, Peter Serunye, however, argued that the defense had failed to show any substantial and compelling reasons for mitigation.

Sandi Kwon Hoo – DFA/OFM News