In a shocking development, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Commissioner Goodson Nguni has been confirmed to be a fugitive from the South African legal system after absconding his trial in 1999 when he was facing charges of defrauding his former employer, the South African Post Office (Sapo), in the Eastern Cape region of over R500 000.
Excerpts from an affidavit deposed by the then State attorney in the South African National Prosecuting Authority in Port Elizabeth, Johannes Coetzee read:
Since 1999, according to court papers, Nguni has been on the run in South Africa after he was being investigated by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on allegations that he had defrauded the Post Office, his employers then, of R523 836.
As appears from papers already filed of record under case number 2529/99, the respondent (Nguni), while employed as regional manager Eastern Cape of the Sapo, defrauded his employer on various occasion
During approximately June 1999, the respondent left South Africa. A warrant for his arrest was issued and, although it remains valid, it cannot be executed because the respondent has not returned
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