Former municipal officials arrested for fraud

2014-02-03 09:58


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Johannesburg - Four former municipal officials and 11 businesspeople have been arrested for alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering, the Hawks said on Sunday.

"The anti-corruption task team of the Hawks embarked on a weekend-long sting operation in the Eastern Cape and Pretoria, Gauteng, to arrest former municipal officials and business persons of the Nqcobo Municipality," said Captain Paul Ramaloko.

The fraud, linked to tenders, corruption and money laundering, amounted to around R2.8m.

The arrests took place over the course of the weekend in Johannesburg, the Eastern Cape and Durban. The municipality was located in the Eastern Cape.

"The former municipal officials have been accused of colluding with service providers during their term of office by paying them for services not rendered between November 2011 and June 2012," said Ramaloko.

They will appear in the Ngcobo Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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