The Specialized Trade Crime Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday postponed the 745 million Eskom Kusile Power Plant fraud, corruption and money laundering case to allow Hlakudi to consult his new lawyer after his previous lawyer resigned.
The other defendants are former Eskom group leader for the corporate capital department, Abram Masango, businessman Maphoko Kgomoeswana and CEO of Tubular Construction CEO Antonio Trindade.
The charges relate to their roles in the alleged fraud by Eskom at Mpumalanga Power Plant between 2014 and 2017.
The National Prosecutor’s Office (NPA) (ID) Investigative Directorate said it was in the process of extraditing the fifth defendant, Michael Lomas, a former adviser to Tubular Holdings, who lives in Great Britain.
His extradition process will be negotiated in London in December / p>
The ID requested the extradition by Lomas in connection with the fraud and corruption case in which Eskom paid R745 million to pipe construction projects.
Masango and Hlakudi are accused of receiving undue satisfaction from the EU of R30 million each The contractors Trindade and Lomas.
Kgomoeswana and his company Babinatlou Business Services CC are accused of passing the alleged bribes on to the chief executives of the state energy company on behalf of the Eskom Kusile contractors.