Foreign Exchange Application Involving Ivorians Postponed
BYLINE: FATIMA SCHROEDER
TWO Ivory Coast immigrants are at the centre of a Cape High Court application lodged against them by the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), for the seizure of rands and foreign currency amounting to R800 000.
Police seized some of the foreign currency at a storage facility in December 2006 and the rest was found in a hidden safe at business premises linked to one of the men.
One of the accused, Fatou Fofana, is not opposing the application. The other, Doumbia Mamadou, wants the money returned.
The application was argued before Justice Lee Bozalek on Thursday and was postponed to February 13.
In court papers it emerged that the police were investigating whether the foreigners were in the country illegally when they discovered the foreign currency.
A closed corporation, Starplex, and four foreigners from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola have laid claim to part of the money.
Mamadou, also known as Mohammed Molamu, is the sole member of Starplex. …