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John Block Biography

John Fikile Block was born 10 February 1968. He was the Provincial Chairman of the African National Congress in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa, and was a Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism in the Northern Cape Provincial Government. In 2015, Block was found guilty of fraud, corruption and money laundering by the Northern Cape High Court. He was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in 2016.
On 21 August 2018, The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an appeal by former ANC Northern Cape chairman John Block and a business associate Christo Scholtz against 15-year jail terms imposed on them for corruption.

John Block Political career

Block was the Chairman of the African National Congress Youth League, Upington Branch, from 1991 to 1992.
Block became a Member Provincial Legislature in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature in 1994. In 1999 he was appointed Member of Executive Council (MEC) for Transport, Roads and Public Works in the province, in which capacity he served until 2004 when he became MEC for Finance, Economic Development, and Tourism.

John Block Corruption and Money Laundering Case

On 14 October 2015, Block was found guilty of fraud, corruption and money laundering by the Northern Cape High Court. He was forced to resign as the Northern Cape African National Congress Chairman and MEC on 16 October 2015. The case against him stems from his relationship with Christo Scholtz, CEO of property company Trifecta Holdings, which Block was found to have assisted to lease properties to the Northern Cape Provincial Government at Inflated costs and to have received undisclosed returns.
On 10 March 2017 Block was granted leave to appeal the against his conviction but not against the sentence.
On 21 August 2018, The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an appeal by former ANC Northern Cape chairman John Block and a business associate Christo Scholtz against 15-year jail terms imposed on them for corruption.