HIGHER EDUCATION CENTRE MANAGER UP FOR CORRUPTION

LIMPOPO – A 56 year old Department of Higher Education Centre Manager from Modimolle is set to appear at the local regional court for alleged corruption.

The suspect was slapped with summons to appear at the Modimolle Regional Court on 7 June 2018 after he allegedly fraudulently took cash in exchange for a job. He claimed a to be a recruitment officer and demanded R2500 gratification from a job seeker which never materialised. The alleged scam was reported to the Serious Corruption Investigation Unit whose investigation led to the suspect arrest on Monday.

This incident follows the arrest of David Mabasa (59) a former Assistant Director at Department of Education in Limpopo. Mbhazima was convicted by Polokwane Magistrate Court on 10 May 2018 for selling University of Venda bursaries to students. He was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment with an option of R160 000-00 fine half of which is suspended for 5 years.

Meanwhile in another incident, the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit has served summons to a 38 year old former Bela-Bela Eskom Manager for allegedly defrauding the power utility more than R450 000.

It is alleged during 2015, Eskom entrusted the suspect with the task of distributing new transformers in exchange for old ones. Instead of taking back the old transformers, the suspect allegedly sold some without the knowledge and consent of her supervisor.

The suspect is expected to appear as well on the on 7 June 2018 at the Bela Bela Magistrate court on charges of fraud.