Priest due in court over R7m bribe

2011-10-07 07:24
Johannesburg - A 73-year-old priest accused of bribery and misusing education subsidies is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Friday.

The priest was arrested in a sting operation on the East Rand on Wednesday when he tried to pay a bribe so that the multi-million rand corruption and fraud would not be disclosed.

The fraud involves about R20m.

Hawks spokesperson Colonel McIntosh Polela said the priest initially offered to pay a bribe of R1.2m and then upped it to R7m.

At the time of his arrest, he was carrying R50 000.

Polela said the man received a substantial amount from the Gauteng education department to run two schools, one in the Ramaphosa informal settlement in Germiston and the other in Denver, south of Johannesburg.

The department said former police commissioner George Fivaz had been appointed to probe the alleged embezzlement.

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