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George Municipality confirms HAWKS raid at its offices over alleged corruption

Apr 23, 2018
George Municipality confirms HAWKS raid at its offices over alleged corruption

George Municipal Manager, Trevor Botha, on Monday confirmed that electronic equipment and a number of documents were retrieved by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks).

He said that this follows allegations made by individuals about irregular tender procurements and procedures.

"George Municipality is co-operating with the investigation."

No arrests have yet been made at this stage and nobody has been charged.

According to the Hawks, the raid was part of an ongoing search and seizure operation being carried out at various municipal offices, business offices and certain homes of people of interest. 

"This follows the investigation undertaken the by the Hawks regarding allegations of fraud and corruption on procurement processes and awarding of tenders," said HAWKS Spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalase.