SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR R3.4 MILLION SAPS FRAUD

NORTHERN CAPE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in Springbok has expanded its investigation on SAPS fraudulent travel claims totalling an estimated R3.4 million.

Two suspects, a 45 year old Captain and a 31 year old former administration officer who recently resigned, were arrested last week Thursday for alleged fraud, money laundering and theft.

The duo is allegedly linked to Siyabonga Mangqishi (36) case, a finance administration clerk from Springbok SAPS. Mangqishi was arrested on 16 January 2017 for allegedly submitting fictitious financial applications varying from cash advances claims, accommodation costs using personal details of fellow colleagues.

The fraudulent transactions dates back to 2014 until January this year. Mangqishi will be joining his two co-accused at Springbok Magistrates court today.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old suspect was arrested in Temba, Gauteng for housebreaking and theft case that happened at the Hawks Offices in Kimberley on Tuesday, 26 July 2016.

A security guard on duty, was allegedly offered a spiked drink that left her unconscious, before suspects gained access to the building. Two safes were grinded open and undisclosed amount of money was stolen while the security was left unharmed.

The suspect will appear at the Kimberley Magistrate court today as well.