Limpopo municipality, Hawks and SAPS managed to recover stolen R4.7m

Limpopo municipality, Hawks and SAPS managed to recover stolen R4.7m

- R5.4 million was illegally transferred from Sekhukhune municipality's accounts into various other accounts

- Thanks to the hard work by the municipality, SAPS and the Hawks, R4.7 million has been recovered

- A criminal case has since been opened

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The Limpopo municipality, along with the South African Police Service and the Hawks recovered R4.7 million of the R5.4 million that was stolen from the municipal accounts.

The money that was taken so shamelessly was meant to go for service delivery in the province.

Three months ago, the millions were transferred, illegally, from the Sekhukhune municipality's accounts to hotels inside and outside the Limpopo province and overseas bank accounts.

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Thanks to the dedicated work of the Hawks and the police, along with the municipality, the money has been found.

They managed to freeze the money from being withdrawn, according to a report by The Citizen.

So far, 4 officials have been suspended from the municipality after they were linked to the theft of the money.

The municipality’s executive mayor Stanley Ramaila was in China on an economic investment tour when the theft occurred.

Briefly.co.za gathered that a criminal case has been opened and the fraud will be investigated further.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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