Mpumalanga official in court for fraud

By Drum Digital
26 August 2013

Mpumalanga head of community safety Thulani Sibuyi and his co-accused Vusi Mashaba are expected to appear at the Nelspruit Regional Court on Monday. The pair are out on R50,000 bail each. Mashaba allegedly submitted a fraudulent tax clearance document for himself and his company, GNT security. During the last appearance, prosecutor Patrick Nkuna told the court that the document helped Mashaba's company win a bid on a tender meant to provide security in the Msukaligwa municipal area. Sibuyi allegedly failed to verify the documentation. "The State alleges that accused one [Mashaba] submitted a fraudulent tax certificate for the bid to get a tender of providing security to the department in the Msukaligwa local municipality area. The department then lost an estimated amount of R4 million a month for three years," Nkuna said. "And accused three [Sibuyi] as an accounting officer failed to verify the documents submitted by the first accused on behalf of accused two [GNT security] which led to the appointment of GNT and leading the department to such loss," said Nkuna.

-by Sapa

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