Cape fire chief charged with corruption

2013-09-07 11:26

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Cape Town - The chief of the Stellenbosch municipal fire service appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court, in Cape Town, on Friday, on a charge of corruption.

Lizaan Morta, 44, who was arrested on Thursday, was granted bail of R1 000 and the case was postponed until 7 October for further investigation and to enable Morta to obtain legal representation.

Prosecutor Jannie Knipe, of the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Bellville, told the court Morta was arrested in an undercover operation, for allegedly receiving R14 000 from a Stellenbosch fire department service provider.

The charge sheet gave no details of what led to the undercover operation.

- SAPA
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