Four convicted of fraud in E Cape

2012-01-10 21:36

Johannesburg - A lawyer, a former municipal employee and two men have been convicted of defrauding the Eastern Cape's King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, SABC news reported on Tuesday.

Vuyani Gwebindlala, Vela Gwadiso and two businessmen, Unathi Luswazi and Yondela Conjwa, were found guilty by the Mthatha Regional Court of stealing more than R360 000 from the municipality, which includes the towns Mthatha and Mqanduli.

In 2008 they were paid for electrical work that was never carried out.

The prosecution intended putting witnesses on the stand to show the extent of corruption at the municipality.

Sentencing was expected on Wednesday.

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