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29 March 2017 01:21 (South Africa)

Last travelgate accused pleads guilty

  • 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.

Former Bathong Travel CEO Mpho Lebelo pleaded guilty of fraud and will cede R3.5 million to the State. She was also handed a seven-year jail sentence, suspended for three years, by Judge John Hlophe in the Cape High Court on Tuesday. Lebelo, who submitted false claims to Parliament and validated bad claims, was the last of 37 MPs and travel agents who appeared before court for embezzling parliamentary travel vouchers. All the of accused struck plea bargains with prosecutors - none of them were tried. Read more: Sapa, via TimesLive

  • 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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