On Thursday morning the Hawks officers came down on the Mafikeng offices of North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, with a search and seizure warrant in hand.
Mahumapelo was not at the office at the time of the raid. The raid began around 8.00 and continued well after 10.30. Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso was facing fraud and corruption charges and the Hawks were there as a means of support in the search.
Rikhotso reserved the right to not disclose any information on the investigation as of yet.
"Due to the sensitivity of the case‚ we do not want to jeopardize it."
Briefly.co.za learnt that Mahumapelo’s office was not searched. Other sections of the building such as the supply chain office that deals with procurement‚ and the financial office were searched.
The investigation is based upon alleged accusations of corruption and other unlawful acts by the premier, however, Rikhotso reminded that the investigation is still fresh.
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