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Cheeky Watson (Gallo Images)
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Cape Town - Former Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) president Cheeky Watson has reportedly been arrested on charges of fraud and/or corruption.

According to the Herald LIVE website, Watson and four other people - Nadia Gerwel, Steven Pistorius, Andrea Vessels and Mandisi Mkaza - were arrested by the Hawks on Friday morning.

The arrests follow an ongoing investigation by the Hawks into money laundering and corruption of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s IPTS funds of which up to R200m was squandered.

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