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NYDA case postponed

Johannesburg - Former National Youth Development Agency head Andile Lungisa and three others appeared on charges of fraud and money laundering in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Monday.

The matter was postponed to April 17 because the lawyer representing Lungisa, his wife Ursula Sali, Thabo Shogolo, and Xolisile Guquza was sick and not present in court.

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 four are accused of accepting and sharing among themselves R2.5 million paid by the arts and culture department for the Nelson Mandela Sports Day concert.

They allegedly promised that US 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 over to the Hawks. - Sapa

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