Tebogo Msimanga |
Nine suspects aged between (22) and (61) were arrested during the multidisciplinary integrated takedown operation “Blood Orange” conducted in Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo provinces respectively by the Hawks during the early hours of Friday, 02 December 2022.
The arrest follows a comprehensive investigation which included their financial affairs. KPMG was co-opted to do the financial investigation of the money flow into the accounts of suspects.
Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Dineo Sekgotodi said it is alleged that the two main accused who were previously arrested on 24 April 2022 and charged with corruption, money laundering and fraud transferred into the bank accounts of the family members who received bribes and benefited out of that money hence their arrest.
Maluleke and Ubisi were released on bail by the Bushbuckridge Magistrate Court. Their case is postponed to 07 December 2022.