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Court finds no unreasonable delay in R102m Shepherd Bushiri fraud case

Co-charged Willah Mudolo's lawyer acquired an application for a request terms of area 342A of the Criminal Procedure Act into a deferral in procedures and finishing the examination. 

Mudolo, his significant other Zethu, and Lindiwe Ntlokoane showed up in the Pretoria justice's court on Wednesday on charges of extortion, robbery, and tax evasion identifying with a supposed trick wherein financial backers were swindled of R102m. 

The venture plot was supposedly done through an organization claimed by Mudolo and his better half. 

Bushiri and his significant other Mary escaped to Malawi seven days in the wake of being delivered on R200,000 bail each under severe bail conditions. Not long after leaving, Bushiri said in a Facebook post they had left SA for their wellbeing. 

They face a removal hearing. 

Public Prosecuting Authority (NPA) representative Lumka Mahanjana said on Wednesday the state gave motivations to the court on why another delay was essential. 

"The investigator helped the court to remember Willah Mudolo's refusal to apply for bail when the matter was first brought to court while his co-charged were applying for bail. He later brought his bail application after his co-charged were conceded bail," she said. 

Mahanjana said the state additionally furnished the court with a report on the removal interaction of the Bushiris from Malawi. 

"It was put on record that the Malawian Prosecuting Authority is anticipating a judgment of the survey held up against the officers' judgment that South African observers can't affirm electronically [and] ought to rather affirm in Malawi at Lilongwe justice's court. At this stage, the date for the judgment is as yet unclear," Mahanjana said. 

The court conceded a deferment to August 2022 for additional examinations concerning the matter. 

Mudolo's lawyer requested that the court change his bail application and this will be heard on November 30 in the Pretoria justice's court.

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