LIMPOPO – The former Lepelle Nkumpi Municipal Supply Chain Officer aged 36 and her 26-year-old accomplice have been arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members in Lebowakgomo this morning.
Between 2018 and 2020, the suspects who are sisters allegedly bid for tenders at the municipality using the credentials of a company director who was serving a jail term in prison.
The matter was brought to the attention of the Hawks and the investigation ensued. During the investigation, it was established that the accomplice is a girlfriend to the director of the company whose credentials were used. The municipality suffered a loss of about R150 000.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Lebowakgomo Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 2 September 2021 to face corruption, fraud and theft charges.