Tender fraud trial of SANDF general's wife postponed to September

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General Noel Ndhlovu and his wife, Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu.
General Noel Ndhlovu and his wife, Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu.
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  • The wife of an SANDF general has been charged with fraud relating to the alleged falsifying of tender documents.
  • The matter has been postponed to September due to Covid-19 regulations and court directives.
  • Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu was awarded SANDF tenders to the tune of millions of rand.

The fraud trial of the wife of a senior SA National Defence Force (SANDF) general has been postponed to September due to Covid-19 regulations.

Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu briefly appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday on fraud charges relating to tenders she scored from the SANDF.

News24 previously reported that she was awarded a R24-million tender to transport SANDF equipment from African countries back to South Africa.

Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu is accused of providing false information and documents as part of the tender process.

READ | SANDF general's wife charged with 'falsifying documents' to score R100m from a transport tender

She was awarded another contract of approximately R103 million to transport SANDF equipment back to South Africa. However, this contract was cancelled as there was no longer a need for these services as soldiers had been recalled from these countries.

Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu still claimed R30 million of the contract, alleging that she had incurred expenses to that value before the cancellation.

While her trial was meant to commence on Thursday, the matter was postponed to 2 September due to Covid-19 regulations and directives issued to courts about new trials during the pandemic.

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