Wednesday, December 2News That Matters | Hawks take documents connected to R26m fraud probe at municipality in Cradock

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The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Unit in East London seized documents on the Nxuba Yethemba Native Municipality in Cradock right by way of an operation on Tuesday.

“The reason for the operation became to proper documents that had been linked to allegations of fraud and corruption valued at roughly R26 million,” its spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Philani Nkwalase, said in an announcement.

“The investigation stems from the alleged flouting of procurement processes.”

This after a number of companies had been awarded tenders for boulevard building, maintenance projects and designing a team hall.

“All these projects had been allegedly paid in fleshy to all service suppliers right by way of the 2017/2018 monetary twelve months, yet the work on all projects became in part rendered. 

“It indicates that the projects had been allegedly aged to siphon municipal funds,” Nkwalase added. 

In line with the Hawks, preliminary investigation occupy shown doable living off and a search warrant became granted.

“No arrests had been made on the present time as other folks of pastime and implicated companies are yet to be charged, pending the ongoing investigation,” he said.

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