Congolese businessman gets R1 million bail, pays it in cash

By Andy Rice 24 June 2010

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