John Block, Christo Scholtz to spend Christmas behind bars

Nov 20th, 2018 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 31 Views

Kimberley: It is end of the road for former ANC provincial chairperson, John Block, and Christo Scholtz, the CEO of Trifecta Holdings, after the Constitutional Court on Monday turned down their application to appeal against their conviction and sentence.
They are expected to spend Christmas behind bars as the Constitutional Court was their last recourse against the State.

The court ruling, which was delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in quorum with nine other judges, indicated that Block’s application was dismissed as it bore “no prospect of success”.

Mogoeng, in quorum with eight judges, also dismissed the application for leave to appeal by Scholtz and his list of Trifecta companies.

Block and Scholtz were found guilty on charges of corruption and money laundering in the Northern Cape High Court in December 2016, relating to leases that were concluded between provincial government departments and the Trifecta group of companies. Sandi Know Hoo