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KWAZULU-NATAL – Samkeliso Ngidi (45) briefly appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court after he was arrested by the Hawks members from Durban Serious Commercial Crime on Wednesday, 5 May 2021 for fraud.

Ngidi is the company owner of Hlomuka Agricultural Services. It is alleged that he defrauded the EThekwini municipality an amount of R187. 750.00. He allegedly invoiced the municipality for the services that were not rendered.

He claimed that his company installed irrigation systems in different gardens at kwaNqetho. A case of fraud was reported at Point police station and the case docket was allocated to the Hawks members for further investigation.

He was granted R3000.00 bail and the case was postponed to 3 June 2021.