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Chris Hani CFO and businessman expected in PE court over alleged fraud

Apr 5, 2019
Chris Hani CFO and businessman expected in PE court over alleged fraud

Hawks say that Nomfundo Fetsha, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Chris Hani District Municipality, and Mfundo Kwani, a Queenstown businessman, misappropriated R100 000

Port Elizabeth - The case against Nomfundo Fetsha, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Chris Hani District Municipality, and Mfundo Kwani, a Queenstown businessman, is expected to resume in the Port Elizabeth Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Friday.

The first made an appearance before the same court in March for alleged fraud and corruption amounting to R100 000.

"The pair arrest and subsequent appearance follows a probe by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team which connected Fetsha and Kwani to an alleged R100 000 corrupt relationship," Hawks spokesperson, Captain Anelisa Feni, said then.

"It is alleged that in June 2016, Fetsha requested R100 000 sponsorship from a service provider to purchase sport apparels and supporting an aviation programme.

"The service provider deposited the amount into the Municipal bank account, which Fetsha allegedly transferred into Kwani’s business account."

Kwani is accused of submitting a fraudulent invoice to the Hawks’s investigative team

Capt Feni said that Kwani is accused of submitting a fraudulent invoice to the Hawks’s investigative team in an effort to explain why the R100 000 was transferred into his account.

"Fetsha and Kwani handed themselves on Sunday after they were summoned to the Hawks offices while they were accompanied by their lawyers," she added.

The Commercial Crimes court granted Fetsha and Kwani R2000 bail each.

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