Health official acquitted

2013-03-08 19:24
Nelspruit - An Mpumalanga health department director was acquitted on Friday of fraud charges involving nearly R300 000.

A Sapa correspondent reported that Maxwell Sithole had been accused of fraud and money-laundering when he appeared in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Friday.

He was arrested at his office at the provincial government headquarters in Mbombela on 7 August last year.

He allegedly instructed junior officials to fraudulently issue a tender to Donni G Trading - a company belonging to a junior official’s girlfriend.

Magistrate Shirley Msibi said there was no evidence against Sithole.

Sithole was out on R5 000 bail.

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