NATIONAL NEWS - Former National Youth Development Agency head Andile Lungisa and three others arrived at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Friday.
Lungisa and his wife Ursula Sali, Xolisile Guquza, and Thabo Shogolo are facing fraud and money laundering charges.
The four are accused of allegedly accepting and sharing among themselves R2.5 million paid by the arts and culture department for the Nelson Mandela Sports Day concert. They allegedly promised that US singer R Kelly would perform at the concert, but he did not. They were arrested after handing themselves over to the Hawks.
Lungisa and Shogolo were granted bail of R10,000 each, Guquza was granted bail of R5000, and Sali was released on a warning.
Lungisa has since asked to be relieved of his duties as an African National Congress Eastern Cape executive committee member while he deals with the charges against him.