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Hawks swoop on eThekwini fraudsters - Hawks arrest senior municipal official in Limpopo for alleged R4.8m theft

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Hawks arrest senior municipal official in Limpopo for alleged R4.8m theft

hawks arrest official - Hawks arrest senior municipal official in Limpopo for alleged R4.8m theftHawks’ Critical Business Crime Investigation unit in Polokwane have arrested a 53-year-old senior official from the Molemole native municipality in Limpopo.

He was arrested on Friday in reference to theft of R4.8m.

In response to Hawks spokesperson Capt Matimba Maluleke, Hawks acquired a tip-off about cash theft in 2018 from a few of the committee members within the Makgatho Neighborhood Property.

“The investigation revealed that between 2015 and 2018, the suspect was mentoring a neighborhood affiliation and allegedly connived with different committee members of the affiliation to award a farming tender to an organization linked to his spouse with out following due processes.”

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“It was additional revealed that the corporate by no means rendered any service to the neighborhood regardless of having acquired over R4.8m from the affiliation,” Maluleke mentioned.

Maluleke mentioned the suspect has been charged with theft and he’s anticipated to look within the Polokwane Justice of the Peace’s courtroom on Monday.

Performing Hawks provincial head Brig Thabo Ramela was happy with the arrest.

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He additionally warned  authorities officers that theft of public cash wouldn’t be tolerated by the Hawks.

“No stone shall be left unturned towards those that proceed to abuse their powers by stealing from the poorest of the poor. We’ll examine with out worry or favour and convey those that are implicated to e-book,” Ramela warned.

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