Travelgate case postponed

The case against six former MPs and six travel agents in connection with the “Travelgate scam” was postponed in the Cape High court on Monday, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news reported.

The case will sit again on February 12 when it will hear an application by the politicians for their case to be separated from that of the travel agencies.

They are accused of cheating Parliament by fraudulent use of travel vouchers worth millions of rands.

The court also set next Thursday as the date by which the state and the defence should come to an agreement on relaxation of bail conditions for the travel agents.

Advocate Andre Parries, who acts for the agents, said the bail conditions set for his clients were unfair, as they did not apply to the MPs, SABC reported.—Sapa

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