Company director, acting municipal manager charged with tender fraud at the Mafube Local Municipality

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There has been alleged fraud at the Mafube Local Municipality
There has been alleged fraud at the Mafube Local Municipality
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A company director who has been charged with fraud alongside a former acting municipal manager in the Free State, has been released on R7 000 bail. 

Tumahole Jeffrey Mokoena, 42, the director of Pit Dog Trading, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

It's alleged that the former acting municipal manager, Nkabi Andrew Hlubi, received kickbacks after the Mafube Local Municipality awarded tenders to Mokoena's company in 2015.

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"After every payment made from the municipality to Pit Dog Trading, the director of the company would then deposit a portion of the money to Hlubi's bank account, ranging from R1 million. All the tenders that were awarded are estimated [to amount to] R21 million," Hawks spokesperson Captain Christopher Singo said.

Mokoena also allegedly submitted fraudulent documents to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) so that he could get a higher CIDB grading.

Hlubi handed himself over to the police and was released on R10 000 bail last week.

He and Mokoena are expected to return to court on 6 October 2021.

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