May 23, 2022

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FRAUDSTER REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOR DEFRAUDING BA-PHALABORWA MUNICIPALITY

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COMPANY DIRECTOR AND ACCOMPLICES IN THE DOCK FOR DEFRAUDING LEPELLE NKUMPI MUNICIPALITY

COMPANY DIRECTOR AND ACCOMPLICES IN THE DOCK FOR DEFRAUDING LEPELLE NKUMPI MUNICIPALITY

Simphiwe Samuel Radebe (27) appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on 16 March 2022, following his arrest by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members.

Between 2017 and 2018 the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality requested quotations for accommodation from different hotels. It is alleged that the quotations were sent to the Municipality and the money was paid. The Municipality became surprised when the hotels started to demand their money amounting to R80 000-00 for services rendered.

The matter was reported to the Hawks and the investigation was instituted. During the investigation, it was discovered that the Municipality was furnished with the quotations bearing fraudulent banking details. After a thorough investigation,  Radebe was arrested on 15 March 2022 at his workplace in Pretoria.

The accused was remanded in custody until 23 March 2022 and his case was transferred to Polokwane Specialised Commercial Crimes court. The search for his accomplices is still ongoing

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