Hawks swoop in and arrest 7 over BOSASA revelations at Zondo inquiry

Hawks swoop in and arrest 7 over BOSASA revelations at Zondo inquiry

The Hawks have arrested seven suspects implicated in corruption, money laundering and fraud at BOSASA. Hangwani Mulaudzi, spokesman, did not mention names but confirmed that the suspects would appear today before the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

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Hawks spokesman, Hangwani Mulaudzi, has confirmed that seven people have been arrested following their implication at the state capture inquiry.

The suspects face allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud relating to the recent revelations at the commission regarding BOSASA.

The unit revealed that the arrests had followed investigations into the misappropriation of R1.6 billion worth of tenders awarded to BOSASA by the Correctional Services Department.

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According to Eyewitness News, Mulaudzi explained that those arrested had allegedly received and accepted cash 'gifts':

"It's based on the investigation that has been ongoing. We have now taken a decision to bring those fingered in corruption to court today (Wednesday). They are currently being processed and will appear today at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court."

Added to the cash, the suspects allegedly received financial aid to secure properties, vehicles and ever trips overseas.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that recent testimonies at the state capture inquiry saw former BOSASA employees detailing how high-ranking officals were on the company's bankroll in exchange for state business, protection and influence.

Although the names of the suspects have not been released, Linda Mti ( former commissioner) and Angelo Agrizzi are said to be among them.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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