MPUMALANGA : Lucas Matthys Neetling (58) was granted R5 000.00 bail by Bronkhorspruit District Court on Thursday 26th January 2017 for Corruption and Fraud.
The suspect attempted to con an Emalahleni businessman of R100 000.00 by pretending to be a close friend of Mpumalanga MEC for Human Settlement and MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison .
The man claims to be having access to tenders for construction of RDP houses as well as bridges. Little did he know that the businessman he was about to be cone was actually a brother of the MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison .
Mpumalanga Hawks Serious Corruption Investigations were notified and sting operation conducted leading to the arrest of the suspect on Tuesday 24th January 2017. The suspect was found to be jobless and going around pretending to be a director of an architectural company and consultancy services but all is propaganda.
The suspect is expected to appear at the same court on the 9th March 2017.