Former Sports, Art and Culture Minister, Zizi Kodwa, and former EOH CEO, Jehan Mackay, have been granted bail of R30,000 each in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Johannesburg. The two are facing charges of corruption and fraud related to a R400 million government contract.

According to the investigation, Mackay allegedly received a government contract worth R400 million, and Kodwa is accused of playing a role in facilitating the deal during his tenure as ANC General Spokesperson and a member of the party’s national executive committee (NEC) .

Presiding Judge Sheron Solo Rantao granted the pair bail under strict conditions, warning them to surrender their passports and not to interfere with witnesses.

“As the applicants have a duty to disclose a record of your previous conviction.The accused are required to hand over their passports and not to intimidate witnesses. Failure to comply will result in a fine of R2,000 or two years’ imprisonment,” Rantao said.

The case has been postponed to July 23 for further proceedings.

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