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17 January 2018 08:42 (South Africa)

Congolese businessman gets R1 million bail, pays it in cash

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Richard Mouamba - a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Johannesburg businessman, and an alleged criminal mastermind - was released on R1 million bail on Tuesday. He promptly paid the amount - in cash. Mouamba was arrested on Wednesday last week, and the French government had expected him to be sent to France "immediately" to stand trial for money-laundering. It is not yet known why he was granted bail.  Read more: Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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