A Director arrested for Fraud

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Hlokomelo Mabogale |

The Hawks in Limpopo are at work and arresting alleged corrupt individuals. This comes after the Hawks received a complaint of COVID-19 social relief funds fraud from Mtititi community outside Malamulele.

The Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation team arrested a 47-year-old director of a company for alleged fraud on Friday.

Hawks Spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said between April and August 2020, the suspect who is a director of Mtititi Drop in Center allegedly claimed R3.2 million COVID-19 social relief funds from the UIF on behalf of her 242 former Malamulele based Extended Public Works Program (EPWP) workers.

 It was established during the investigation that the workers contract was terminated before the country’s lock down was declared by the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The 3.2 million never reached the pockets of the former workers.  The suspect will appear in the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court on Monday to face fraud charges

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