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Businessman expected in Port Elizabeth court for R24 million tender fraud

Sep 14, 2017
Businessman expected in Port Elizabeth court for R24 million tender fraud

A 43-year-old businessman is expected to appear before the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crime court on Friday, for fraud and uttering amounting to R24 million.

"It is alleged that between October and December 2009, the suspect submitted fraudulent tax certificates and false referral letters to the Eastern Cape Department of Education, so that the department could award him a tender worth R24 million," said police spokesperson, Captain Anelisa Feni.

"The Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT) of the Hawks started investing the alleged fraud in February 2013."