Alleged Oscar Pistorius 'scammer' to spend another week behind bars

APRIL 4, 2016

Makhanya claimed that he had only learnt on Sunday evening that he was to take over from the previous attorney and he was not ready to proceed with a bail application. 

However, the State Prosecutor Willem van Zyl said that Rudzhadzi had had enough time for consultation with his lawyers and accused him of playing cat and mouse with the prosecution.

Rudzhadzi faces charges of corruption and extortion.

The 33-year-old was arrested in a sting operation by the Hawks.

He allegedly impersonated a National Prosecuting Authority official and called Pistorius, demanding R250 000 from the former Paralympian to make his murder conviction disappear.

The Hawks dispatched a team to deal with the family. During the operation the man was given R40 000 in cash before being arrested next to the High Court in Pretoria.

Pistorius is now expected to be sentenced in June for the February 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.