Former NC ANC Chairperson John Block Starts 15-year Sentence

Gaston Savoi on the left and John Block on the right, Block begins to save his 15 years term. PICTURE: Delwyn Verasamy, M&G

JOHANNESBURG: His case is related to lucrative property tenders awarded by several Northern Cape government departments.

Former African National Congress (ANC) Northern Cape chair John Block has now started his 15-year jail term.

Earlier this month, the Constitutional Court dismissed applications by Block and businessman Christo Scholtz for leave to appeal their convictions and sentences for corruption and money laundering.

The case related to lucrative property tenders awarded by several Northern Cape government departments.