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Three Arrested for Defrauding Free State Department of Public Works R24 Million

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appeared before the Bloemfontein Magistrates' Court on Monday, 16 August 2021 where they faced allegations of fraud, corruption and theft. Ketlhoilwe was arrested on Saturday, 14 August 2021. Letanta was arrested on Sunday, 15 August 2021 whilst Beans was arrested in the early hours of 16 August 2021 by the Hawks' Serious Corruption Investigation team based in Bloemfontein. 

Free State – Three suspects between the age of 30 and 56 appeared before the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court yesterday , where they were facing allegations  of fraud, theft and  contravention of the public finance management act (PFMA).

They were arrested on Friday, 27 of August 2021 in the early hours of the morning by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Team based in Bloemfontein.

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“Their arrests stems from the incident which took place in December 2019, where three officials from  the Department of Public Works in Bloemfontein, unlawfully captured and approved the payment to the Company known as Walton Trading Enterprise CC without approval to the estimated  amount of R24 million.”said Captain Christopher Singo

“The matter was then reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation for further investigation which  culminated to the arrests of the trio.”

“The Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Major General Kubandran Moodley welcomed the arrest and commended the outstanding work by the investigating officer. “

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