A project driven investigation by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Unit Six has led to the arrest of 6 suspects aged between 39 and 50 for alleged fraud and corruption.

The six suspects were arrested in various places of Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Kimberley today in a joint operation with the assistance of the Tactical Response Team.

The arrest of the suspects follows allegations of gross irregularities in the awarding of various infrastructure tenders worth without following due processes between 2013 to 2016 at the Northern Cape department of Health. At least R11 million was allegedly shared amongst six companies attached to the six suspects to procure medical equipment.

The National Head of the DPCI Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has commended the arrest of the six suspects for the alleged corruption. “I appreciate the work by the members and look forward to a successful prosecution,” said Lebeya.

All suspects are expected to appear at Kimberley Magistrate Court today.