Northern Cape MECs held over fraud

2012-11-21 14:06

Johannesburg - Two Northern Cape MECs and five other people were arrested in connection with fraud, corruption and money-laundering in Kimberley on Wednesday, the Hawks said.

"Two MECs, three officials from the SA Social Service Agency and two other people were busted by the Hawks this morning," spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said.

"They were arrested on charges of fraud, corruption and money-laundering involving millions of rands, at their respective places of residence around Kimberley, and are expected to appear in court later today."

Ramaloko said the arrest related to events between May 2005 to December 2009.

"I cannot release more details until they appear in court," he added.

The seven are expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Wednesday afternoon.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-11-21 14:12

    DA chaps?

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-11-21 14:37

      it's not 2014 yet. then the MEC's will be DA and they won't be corrupt

      richard.hipkin - 2012-11-21 14:41

      Northern Cape = ANC

      lee.brand.73 - 2012-11-21 14:55

      No - surely not the ANC again? Is it possible to have so much corruption in one political party. Is there any space for anything else? Is the ANC now a HUGE JOKE???

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-11-21 15:07

      The answers to your questions are as follows: No, Yes, Yes, Yes and can you believe it, another yes. (Sounds like something from America's Got Talent) The cANCer's talents are corruption, theft and lies!

      sean.carbutt - 2012-11-21 15:16

      I cant beleef, i cant. A corrupt cANCer MEC, haai wena. Its the white mans fault.

  • more.pido - 2012-11-21 14:13

    god help us 4rm dz pls pls

  • gary.hope1 - 2012-11-21 14:20

    Lee, if so they will be charged and fired, and therein lies the big difference~

  • nrgx.nrg - 2012-11-21 14:31

    They are eligible for a promotion now!

  • mark.anderson.7161 - 2012-11-21 14:38

    John Block?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-11-21 14:43

      I hope so!

      mark.a.fysh - 2012-11-21 18:04

      Oh please let it be John Block. Probably a vain hope, considering his mates in high places. Oh well, the wish-list then.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-11-21 14:49

    Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not collect R200m golden handshake,do not qualify fo presendential pardon.News 24 please be more explicit when reporting.Are you shielding any political party?

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-11-21 14:52

    And the circus continues! CancER spreads. Hope death comes soon!

  • Erna - 2012-11-21 15:25

    Wow - Northern Cape quickly running out of MECs!

  • KCorsar - 2012-11-21 15:50

    I trust they will be struck from the role, removed from office and never be allowed to hold public office again.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-11-21 16:13

      Lol! Yeah right.

  • phaldiemeyer - 2012-11-21 18:50

    tch tch...when you did your training for mec duties, you were specifically can steal but don't get caught, why don't you people never listen! domkopf!!! viva anc ¡¡¡

  • Robert - 2012-12-07 08:11

    ANC...Just Another Corrupt Councilor whats new????? After all Zuma LEADS by example....then lets other people go to prison on his behalf, who "supposedly" was dying but by a some miracle can now play golf amongst other things..De MOCK racy South African style.

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