Former Scorpion accused of fraud

Pretoria - Former Scorpions advocate Jeff Ledwaba allegedly had R10 000 paid into the account of the prosecutor handling his fraud and theft case in an attempt to sabotage it, Beeld reported on Thursday.

The State alleged that the following day Ledwaba called the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) anti-corruption line and reported advocate Willem van Zyl as corrupt.

Ledwaba was appearing in the Johannesburg Regional Court with Elvis Manyama, who allegedly made the deposit, on charges of defeating the ends of justice, fraud, and corruption.

Ledwaba and Manyana would be back in court next month.

According to a statement by Lieutenant Colonel Rosina Schickerling, the money was deposited into Van Zyl's account in Sunnyside on 29 October 2012.

Out on bail

He was not expecting payment and reported it to the NPA, the police, and the bank.

Van Zyl had taken over the prosecution after advocate Glynnis Breytenbach's suspension by the NPA.

The cellphone number on the deposit slip belonged to Livingstone Gabara who said he made a deposit for Manyana.

Records show that Ledwaba made four calls to Manyana that day and withdrew R10 000.

Ledwaba had challenged a successful forensic voice match based on the telephonic tip off, and wanted one to be done overseas.

He is out on bail.

The NPA's internal investigation found no grounds for the allegations against Van Zyl.

Ledwaba was found guilty in the original fraud and theft case and was expected to be sentenced on Friday.

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Mthamiz Sjongo 2014/07/31 12:17:20 PM
You were amongst those who were amongst the President and you are a part of fraud and corruption,Jesus once said you must not judge others for only the havenly father who has a power to judge.
Liyema Mbatiwe512 2014/07/31 12:39:13 PM
What can we say!!!
Zilindile Gagule 2014/07/31 12:41:50 PM
In SA under J.Zuma government nothing will be fine just because everyone committing the in his behalf.If the leader is corrupt who will control corruption?NPA was formed byJacob Zuma and Julius Malema so they must explain,as SA citizen we have to know the truth.Respondent is Mr Gwede Mantashe because he keep on defending the ANC Criminals.
Kobus Otto 2014/07/31 12:51:54 PM
The sad thing is that we are talking about an advocate! !! A senior law practisioner. Somebody who has had the opportunity to lead by example and be a role model. Why? Why? Why go to these levels of hatred? What goes thru somebody's mind to engage in this senseless act?
Azania Keke 2014/07/31 12:54:41 PM
The jackpot question is how and why did Ledwaba get hold of Van Zyl's bank account number?
rory 2014/07/31 01:59:17 PM
Just another good story to tell, the national anthem of the anc and their partners
Nin Ja Kitty 2014/07/31 03:21:42 PM
No surprises there then. All we hear about is the corruption. Would be great if there was actually some action taken against these cretins and moreover, if the charges stuck and the sentences were served to the full.
Terrence Schwartz 2014/07/31 05:56:16 PM
What a bunch we have got here. Fire, blacklist so that they never work in the state departments ever again.