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Ex-DDG Of Mineral Resources Joel Raphela Has Been Rushed To The Hospital After Corruption Charges

Joel Raphela, the former Deputy Director General of the Mineral Assets Division, was sent to an emergency facility after collapsing during his appearance in the Randburg Magistrates Court on defilement charges.

Raphela was making an attempt to speak or walk. He is accused of defiling R100 million worth of companies, including Optimum and Tegeta.

The state is not limiting bail for Ronica Ragaval and Pushpaveni Govender, two alleged Gupta fixers accused of defrauding a mine recovery project of millions of dollars.

Raphela, who was incapacitated in court, appears to have benefited from the best, according to pundits, as he is employing Schabir Sheik techniques to avoid a prison sentence.

Agents empowered by the Guptas On Wednesday morning, Joel Raphela, a former delegate chief general in the Department of Mineral Resources, was apprehended with two Gupta associates for stealing R1,75 billion in restoration trust assets from the Optimum and Koornfontein mines in Mpumalanga.

Joel Raphela, who felt ill in court, is blamed number seven, and is expected to pay heed to charges of extortion, forgery, expression, and defiance of natural norms and standards.

Govender will face an additional allegation of prevarication for lying under oath to the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority.

Before the captures, this case was claimed to have taken a long time to investigate. Pauli Van Wyk, an insightful writer, stated that the Guptas were using these blamed to take care of their filthy obligations.

"The reserves of the Mine Rehab Trust are fully represented. Clearly, the Guptas found it difficult to keep their hands off the adorable kitten.

Hermione Cronjé, the previous ID chief, began the investigation into this case. Andrea Johnson, her replacement, swerved the ball away from the goal "she stated

The concern expressed by pundits is that, on the whole, these captures don't yield anything because the blamed would continue to live in their luxury lifestyles financed by defilement.

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