Justice officials appear for theft

2013-11-29 07:10

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Mahikeng - Three justice department employees appeared on a theft charge in the Zeerust Magistrate's Court on Thursday, police said.

They and two alleged accomplices, who appeared on the same charge, were released on bail of R1 000 each, said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

The case was postponed until 14 February.

Ngubane said Precious Lerato Moitlobo, Isaac Mabaso, Denis Ntshole, Lerato Ikutlweng and a fifth person, whose name he could not provide, were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday. He could not say who the officials were.

The five allegedly worked together to steal R500 000 in child support grants from the department during 2010 and 2011.

He said the three officials were assigned to pay child support. One of their alleged accomplices worked for the health department as an emergency vehicle driver.

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