- Four additional people, including officials who worked at the KwaZulu-Natal Premier's office, have been arrested by the Hawks on Friday morning for alleged fraud
- It is alleged that the four had been implicated in catering tenders over the years 2016 and 2017 that amounted to more than R20 million
- This incident follows an appearance in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court of five other people in connection with the same tenders
SABC has reported an arrest in KwaZulu-Natal. The Hawks were the arresting party and apprehended four people on the morning of Friday, 2 October. The arrest was in connection with alleged fraud that the four had committed.
The four were connected to an irregular catering tender to the value of R20 million over the period of 2016 and 2017.
Spokesperson for the Hawks, Simphiwe Mhlongo, stated that the tender scandal was happening at the office of the Premier.
Simphiwe Mhlongo made a statement to the press about the arrests in which SABC quoted him as saying:
“The Hawks members have arrested another four people for the tender scandal that was happening in the office of the Premier. Among those four there is a manager from supply chain that is due to appear before the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes court. The three are service providers who connived with the officials.”
In other news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Police Minister Bheki Cele, and his acknowledgement of corrupt cops being part of the South African Police Service.
The minister spoke out in an interview about details regarding dirty cops and their involvement with the criminal underworld during a candid interview with a news publication.
The interview with Cele followed the incident that Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear was murdered outside his Cape Town home. The details of that incident were that the shooters managed to track Kinnear's phone.
The latest cases in organs of the state and governmental corruption are hot on the heels of Bheki Cele's interview, in which he gave news that had a negative bent about the corrupt cops infiltrating the police service. He promised Mzansi that he was going to do everything in his power to get to the bottom of the issue and solve it.
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