Motaung released on bail
Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung was granted bail of R50,000 by the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, SABC radio news reported.
His co-accused Herbert Theledi was also granted bail of R50,000. The two face charges of forgery and fraud relating to the building of the Mbombela stadium, in Mpumalanga.
The case was postponed to October 15, according to a comment posted on the social networking site Twitter by Hawks spokesman McIntosh Polela.
More than 100 people protested outside the court on Thursday, holding up posters reading: “Who killed Jimmy”, “What happened to Jimmy” and “Stop Corruption”.
Mbombela municipality speaker Jimmy Mohlala was shot dead in January 2009 after blowing the whistle on companies and individuals he claimed were involved in tender corruption.
Some protesters wore T-shirts bearing his image, while others 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, Polela said at the time.