Issued: Cape Town
Travelgate Postponed to October
Judge President John Hlope on Monday acceded to a defence
proposal to postpone *1 Parliament's Travelgate trial.
postponed the case to October 17.
Twenty-eight people -- 23 current and
former MPs and five travel agents -- are in the dock for alleged defrauding
Parliament of some R24 million.
With acknowledgement to Sapa.
*1 Sometimes it is the defence seeks
a postponement, other times it might be the plaintiff or The State.
more often than not that it's in the pursuit of proper justice that such
postponement are sought, seldom do top State prosecutors toady to political
puppeteers and seek to use postponements as the means of undermining the rights
or futures of their opponents.