South Africa: Four Ethekwini Councillors Among 15 Suspects Arrested for Fraud, Corruption

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Pretoria — Four eThekwini Municipality councillors, municipal officials and community based contractors are 15 people arrested for fraud and corruption in Durban today.

The group was apprehended following year long investigation by the Hawks' Clean Audit Task Team (CATT) for allegedly receiving gratifications, money laundering, contravention of the Municipal Finance Act and Municipal System Act.

The four councillors and the three contractors are implicated in the R208m Durban Solid Waste tender scandal. Today's arrests brings to 22 the number of people implicated and arrested thus far. Investigations are still ongoing.

In another separate case eight (8) accused who are also employed by the eThekwini Municipality as weight bridge operators were arrested in Springfield just outside Durban. They were charged for fraud in that they allegedly generated false weight bridge receipts that were used by four main service providers to claim from the municipality.

All suspects will appear at the Durban Commercial Crimes court today.

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