Hawks arrest municipal manager for fraud

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Hawks arrested a 45-year-old Ratlou municipality Manager on Monday for alleged failure to follow tender processes . Hawks North West provincial spokesperson Captain Tlangelani said it is alleged that Cassius Sebatane Sejake awarded tenders of approximately R5.8 million, between 2018 and 2019 while he was an acting municipal manager.

“It’s alleged that as the accounting officer, the suspect failed to take reasonable steps to ensure that public procurement processes were followed and observed. Service providers were allegedly appointed without a competitive bidding process.”

Sejake appeared at the Atamelang Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with fruitless and wasteful expenditure. He will appear at the same court again on Tuesday for formal bail application.

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