Former transport DG in court for fraud

2015-12-14 23:28

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Johannesburg - Former transport department Director General George Mahlalela and three co-accused appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday on charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering, the Hawks said.

Mahlalela allegedly spearheaded the renewal of the eNaTIS contract without following proper procedure while he was director general, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"The Hawks investigation has revealed that soon after the contract was renewed, Tasima (Pty) Ltd, a company that owns eNaTIS, deposited millions of rand to Mahlalela’s bank account."

His co-accused Zakhele Gilbert Thwala, 56, Sibusiso Justin Ncube, 48 and Tebogo Kgosietsile Trevor Mphuti, 45, also allegedly benefited.

The four were released on R10 000 bail each on Monday and the case was postponed to 20 July next year to allow for further investigation, said Mulaudzi.

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