Former CFO at the Sekhukhune District Municipality who has been on the run and alleged to be involved in a security tender fraud scandal, finally handed himself. The 42-year-old is expected to make his first appearance in the Groblersdal Magistrate’s court, Limpopo on Tuesday, 3 October.
Meanwhile, the municipal Senior Administration Officer, Kedibone Magagane who also handed herself to the Hawks on Friday appeared in the Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court on Monday. She was remanded in custody until Wednesday, 4 October 2023 when she will be joining her co-accused.
It brings to five, the total number of arrests of suspects in connection with the case. The crime was allegedly committed in 2018.
The latest development follows the arrest of two service providers and a former junior employee last week.
Their charges relate to corruption and fraud amounting to approximately R5 million. The Municipal officials are accused of having conspired with the service providers to unlawfully obtain payments for security services that were not rendered.
MORE ARRESTS IN SEKHUKHUNE SECURITY TENDER FRAUD
The matter was reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members for further probe. On 28 September 2023, a take-down operation was conducted in Groblersdal. It resulted in the arrest of the former municipal official, Andries Mokgotho (45). Two service providers, Bongani Masupye (34) and Shivhadana Murovhi (39).