The criminal charges against the Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung have been dropped after Magistrate Roelf Smith revealed that he could see no progress into the matter.
Motaung, his business partner Herbert Theledi and Chris Gribb were all accused of fraud, corruption and forgery related to the construction of the Mbombela Stadium prior to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
According to the SABC News, the court heard that there were two conflicting letters with the instructions about where the case would be heard, and Magistrate Smith used those letters to justify his decision to drop these charges.
Motaung was arrested in August 2012 and this case was considered “high-profile” by the Neslpruit Regional Court then.
However, Magistrate Smith has decided to let Motaung and two co-accused off the hook despite failing on six attempts to remove the case from the stroll.
The trio could find themselves back in court again, as it is not clear at this stage whether they will be facing a second case relating to R920 million which involves Gribb's former lawyer Michael Romanos, former Mbombela municipal manager Jacob Dladla, and former Ehlanzeni district municipality technical services manager, Tebogo Kubeka.
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