Protest outside Mbombela stadium trial

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Nelspruit - A group of people protested outside the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court where three men accused of fraud relating to the building of the Mbombela stadium were to appear on Thursday.

Over 100 protesters held up posters reading: “Who killed Jimmy”, “What happened to Jimmy” and “Stop Corruption”.

Some protesters wore T-shirts bearing the image of Mbombela municipal speaker Jimmy Mohlala, who was shot dead in January 2009 after blowing the whistle on companies and individuals he claimed were involved in tender corruption.

Some protesters wore African National Congress and SA Communist Party T-shirts.

Police arrested two men, one in Naturena, Johannesburg, and another in Cape Town on Wednesday. A third man later handed himself to the police, Hawks spokesman McIntosh Polela said.

Polela would not confirm rumours that a senior Kaizer Chiefs official was among those arrested. - Sapa


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