- The NPA and Hawks have confirmed that the fraud case against Bobby Motaung and his business associates has been reopened
- The case was originally struck off the roll in 2016
- The matter has not been placed on the court roll just yet and is currently still being investigated by the Hawks
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Hawks in Mpumalanga have confirmed that a fraud case against Bobby Motaung and his business associates has been reopened. The original matter was struck off the court roll in 2016.
The NPA confirmed that a meeting had been held between Advocate Patrick Nkuna, Hawks chief Zama Basi and the lead investigator in the matter Mashudu Mashamba. The trio discussed the merits of reopening the case against Motaung.
The meeting was held at the Hawks office and the decision was made to reopen the matter. The case has yet to be placed back on the court roll and has not been handed over to the NPA.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Hawks are still investigating various leads and avenues in the matter and will only send the case to the NPA once they are satisfied that all due diligence has been applied.
Motaung and his business associates allegedly submitted fake documents in their bid to design the Mbombela Stadium.
SowetanLive.co.za reported that Motaung had earlier said the reports that the NPA had reopened the case was fake news and was aimed at damaging his reputation.
Motaung’s legal representative, Advocate Zola Majavu, said it was strange that the NPA had confirmed the reopening of the case through the media before informing his client.
Majavu said he had spoken to Basi about the case earlier, but he declined to provide additional details about the content of that conversation.
Meanwhile, two men who allegedly tried to extort money from Motaung appeared in the Wynberg magistrate’s court on charges of corruption and extortion.
The men allegedly tried to impersonate Hawks officials and told Motaung they could make the fraud case against him disappear for R600 000.
Motaung contacted the Hawks and made them aware of the scam.
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