Sisters captured in Limpopo region debasement case
The former supply chain officer of Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality and her 26-year-old accomplice were arrested in Lebowakgomo.
The Hawks have arrested a former municipal supply chain officer and an alleged accomplice in connection with a corruption case at the Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality in Limpopo.
The 36-year-old previous city worker and her 26-year-old sister and affirmed accessory were arrested in Lebowakgomo on Monday, said Hawks representative Commander Matimba.
The misrepresentation, which totalled about R150 000, supposedly occurred more than two years.
"Somewhere in the range of 2018 and 2020, the suspects, who are sisters, supposedly bid for tenders at the district utilizing the accreditations of an organization chief who was serving a prison term in jail," said Maluleke.
The matter was brought to the consideration of the Falcons and an examination followed, Maluleke said.
"During the examination, it was set up that the associate is a sweetheart of the head of the organization whose accreditations were utilized. The region experienced a deficiency of about R150 000," said Maluleke.
The sisters are relied upon to show up in the Lebowakgomo Justice's Court on Thursday on charges of debasement, misrepresentation and burglary.
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