SASSA fraudster released on bail

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Tebogo Msimanga |

East London Magistrate’s court granted Thobile Maxwell Kamte (38) the director of Max KMT Trading R2000 bail on Monday,19 September 2022. This is after he was arrested by the Hawks on the same day for allegations of fraud.

It is alleged that on 1 December 2014, the Project Manager at the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) submitted a request for the construction of local offices at Kareedouw, Port St Johns, Mount Fletcher, Sterkspruit and Ntabankulu. A tender was later advertised and suppliers were invited to submit quotations.

Eastern Cape Hawks spokesperson Captain Yolisa Mgolodela said the supplier Max KMT Trading as represented by its Director Kamte is alleged to have submitted quotations for the tender and was subsequently appointed to construct the walls of some of the offices.

“An invoice to the value of more than R490 000 is reported to have been submitted by the supplier and payment was effected. It was later established that the supplier was not registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) even though the supplier submitted a CIDB certificate during the submission of tender documents. The certificate was later found to be fraudulent”.

Kamte was released on R2000 bail and the matter is remanded to 26 September for the Regional court date.

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