Northern Cape MEC arrested

2010-11-04 11:09

Controversial Northern Cape politician John Block was among eight people arrested by police after a tender fraud investigation, a correspondent reported today.

Block – who is MEC for finance, economic development and tourism in the province – would appear in court in Kimberley today, the correspondent said.

A police official confirmed the arrest of the eight, including Block, who is also the provincial chairperson of the ANC.

The fraud reportedly involves equipment to be supplied, or that has been supplied, to the provincial health department and is reported to be worth millions of rands.

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