The Hawks are on the hunt for officials implicated in VBS scandal

The Hawks are on the hunt for officials implicated in VBS scandal

The Hawks have their sights set on senior municipality officials who have been implicated in the VBS scandal. Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya, head of the group, revealed that they are not only investigating those implicated in Avocate Terry Motau's report, but those who had illegally transferred funds from municipalities.

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The Hawks are on the hunt for municipality officials who have been implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank debacle.

Hawks boss Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya has confirmed in Parliament that they were not only investigating people implicated in the 'Great Bank Heist', by Advocate Terry Motau, but also municipality officials who had transferred funds to the bank.

19 municipalities had in total deposited more than R1.8 billion, in direct violation of the Municipal Finance Management Act and National Treasury regulations.

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READ ALSO: Madzonga insists she got her millions through hard work, not VBS looting

According to IOL, Lebeya confirmed that 143 statements have already been taken from witnesses involved in the scandal.

The SA Municipal Workers Union has welcomed the call, with spokesman Papiki Mohale saying that the wheel has been slow to turn in the matter:

“This is one of the calls we have been making, that we should not just see people removed from their positions, but there should be jail terms,”

However, the spokesman made it clear that simply removing implicated officials is not enough, arrests need to be made.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Khosi Madzonga insists that she is a self-made woman and owed her fortune to hard work- Nnt VBS looting. The wife of Robert Madzonga, the CEO of Vele Investments reportedly received R30 million from VBS Mutual Bank, but came forward in an attempt to clear her name.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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