Hlokomelo Mabogale |
The Hawks in Limpopo have arrested three more suspects aged between 51 and 70 over the weekend in relation to R4.8 million theft case. A Municipal Manager from Molemole Municipality was arrested on Friday in Polokwane.
The three suspects are a former member of Parliament, the former chairperson of Makgatho Community Property Association and a bank employee.
“The 70 year-old former chairperson was arrested at his home in Ga Makgatho village on Friday evening whilst the 51 year-old bank employee handed himself to the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team members in Polokwane on Saturday. The former MP was arrested on Sunday morning at his home in Kanana village.” Said the Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke .
It is alleged that between 2015 and 2018, these suspects allegedly connived and awarded a farming tender to a company linked to the wife of the senior municipal official without following due processes.
They will be making their first court appearance in the Polokwane Magistrate Court on Monday to face theft charges.