Couple in court for R12m tender fraud

2012-01-13 17:26

Johannesburg - A couple accused of taking part in tender irregularities amounting to R12m has appeared in the Mahikeng Regional Court, North West police said on Friday.

John Tibane, 48, and his wife, Tebogo Ruth Tibane, 44, appeared in court on Thursday on charges of fraud and corruption, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said in a statement.

"They were paid for rendering certain services to the education department, allegedly without correct procurement procedures being followed," he said.

Tibane was granted bail of R250 000 and his wife bail of R150 000.

The Hawks arrested the couple, both of them directors of Tibane Consulting, at their home in Pretoria on Thursday, when they returned from an overseas holiday.

They were expected to appear again in court on February 20 with co-accused Johannes Tselapedi, a former education MEC, acting deputy director general of basic education Matanzima Mweli, and the suspended department head Charles Raseala.

Tselapedi, Mweli and Raseala appeared in the same court on December 22.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-13 17:41

    Another upstanding citizen of the gravy train!

      Vegi - 2012-01-13 17:58

      Read the article. Don't comment on the headline. The story is about a couple or is a couple an individual to you. The crime has nothing to do with the people involved being citizens. The crime is borne out of the individuals' evil minds and nothing else. The individuals involved should be punished to the full extent of the law. Punishing evil doers will also shame our enemies who want this country to fail.

      Siyanda - 2012-01-13 18:26

      @Vegi Good I hope it counts for all your corrupt buddies in the ANC ass well. Then we won't need a next election, everyone will be in jail

      Michael - 2012-01-13 18:37

      And as usual, they will get away with it as its expected. I am yet to see guilty serving in REAL time! Ridiculous!

      Vegi - 2012-01-13 19:34

      Michael, where is Jackie Selebi? Don't pretend to be suffering from selective amnesia to push your agenda of besmirching this government.

  • Lloyd - 2012-01-13 17:45

    nothing will come from this...

      Mandla - 2012-01-13 18:24

      Lloyd where have you been, just returned from Britain? ask Mr Jacky Selebi for his opion on the matter

  • Lordwick - 2012-01-13 18:00

    I wish it was possible that we were getting our full salaries without being taxed and then we pay ourselves.i bet you,i were not gonna pay it.for fakse.

  • Dino - 2012-01-13 18:31

    Shame, after such a wonderful trip overseas. Now we send them to prison. The arrest surely took away all the good memories of their trip.lols

      Mike - 2012-01-13 18:51

      Lock them both up with Kotze! And then throw the key away!!

  • Mike - 2012-01-13 18:48

    Paying R400k for a R12m fraud? This sounds like a Ratanang Estate conspiracy!

  • Paul - 2012-01-13 20:17

    Two things that come to mind: where exactly is Mahikeng, and why is the court so inconsistent : look at

      Aphiwe - 2012-02-16 17:01

      lol, its sumwhere in the North West, some call it Mafikeng, frankly I dont really know which one is correct nor do reli reli care.

  • daniel.w.gie - 2012-01-13 20:27

    ha ha

  • Mark - 2012-03-10 12:18

    Dont worry the Brigadier was probably a dinner guest a few weeks earlier.

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