Kimberley - While a detention warrant has been issued for former ANC provincial chairperson John Block and the CEO of the Trifecta group of companies, Christo Scholtz, no formal confirmation has been received regarding when they have to hand themselves over to a Correctional Services facility.
It was, however, reliably learnt that Block and Scholtz are supposed to start serving their 15-year sentences from Tuesday.
Both Block and Scholtz last week Monday lost their application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court against their conviction and sentences.
They were found guilty on charges of corruption and money laundering in the Northern Cape High Court in 2016, where leases were concluded for government offices in the Northern Cape with the Trifecta group of companies in exchange for gratifications in the form of shares, cash and renovations to properties. The Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed their application against their conviction and sentence in August.
Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Phaladi Shuping, on Monday stated that the matter was now out of their hands.
“The registrar of the Northern Cape High Court will have to issue a detention warrant indicating the date as to when the accused should hand themselves over,” said Shuping.