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Lungisa back in court

Johannesburg -

The fraud and money-laundering case against former National Youth Development Agency head Andile Lungisa is expected to continue in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Monday.

Former National Youth Development Agency boss Andile Lungisa (facing the camera) and his co-accused, Ursula Sali, Thabo Shogole and Xolisa Guqaza, are seen in court. File photo: Tiro Ramatlhatse. Credit: Independent Newspapers

The case against Lungisa, his wife Ursula Sali, Thabo Shogolo and Xolisile Guquza was postponed during their last appearance in January.

The four allegedly accepted and shared among themselves R2.5-million paid by the Arts and Culture Department for the Nelson Mandela Sports Day concert. They allegedly promised that American singer R Kelly would perform at the concert, but he did not.

Previously, Lungisa and Shogolo were granted bail of R10 000 each; Guquza was granted R5 000 bail and Sali was released on a warning. They were arrested in October after handing themselves in to the Hawks.

Lungisa has since asked to be relieved of his political duties as an African National Congress Eastern Cape executive committee member while he dealt with the charges.

He intended going back to the Eastern Cape to campaign for the ANC in preparation for the 2014 general elections. - Sapa

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