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Northern Cape- The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime unit served senior officers at Gasegonyane Municipality with charges of fraud and contravention of section 173 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 (MFMA).

The 39-year-old former senior employee at the municipality was arrested on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Another senior officer (64) working at Gasegonyane municipality was arrested last week. They were both arrest through (J175) court summons.

Hawks investigation revealed some irregularities that dates back in September 2012 during the process of selecting a service provider for the municipality. It is alleged that the company that won a tender bid, submitted invalid documents. The company was contracted for three years and received a total of R 9 800 000.00 paid out on monthly instalments for the service rendered. Consequently, two senior company officers were also charged for various counts of fraud.