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Former Tshwane mayor Makwarela gets a R10k bail

by Thys Khiba
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On Monday morning, the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has granted the former Mayor of the City of Tswane, Dr Murunwa Makwarela a R10 000 bail.

By Thys Khiba – On Monday morning, the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has granted the former Mayor of the City of Tswane, Dr Murunwa Makwarela a R10 000 bail.

This comes after Makwarela handed himself over at the Brooklyn police station on Monday, 03 April.

The 50-year-old accused appeared in court on charges of fraud and uttering.

This follows his submission of an allegedly fraudulent insolvency rehabilitation certificate in an effort to stay on as mayor of Tshwane.

Former Tshwane Mayor Dr Murunwa Makwarela has been granted R10,000 bail

Former Tshwane Mayor Dr Murunwa Makwarela has been granted R10,000 bail

The case was referred to the Gauteng Serious Corruption Investigation for further exploration.

Makwarela was then requested by the City to provide proof of the rehabilitation.

“The proof was provided on his behalf by his actuary which upon further internal investigation by the city was found to be fraudulent hence the opening of a formal case,” Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale.

He resigned from the position after being elected as the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane in March.

The team found that the rehabilitation certificate was disputed by the Pretoria High Court as having issued by them. 

Makwarela is expected to reappear in the same court on 02 May 2023 for disclosure and instructions.

The COPE’s regional spokesperson Brian Mkhono indicated that Makwarela has resigned as a member of opposition party, COPE.

 

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