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Hawks raid municipality over alleged R140 million tender fraud

May 23, 2018
Hawks raid municipality over alleged R140 million tender fraud

The Hawks Serious Commercial Investigation Unit conducted a search and seizure operation at Ritchersveld Municipality in Port Nolloth on Tuesday.

"The operation follows allegations of awarding of tenders by the municipality without following due processes. The monetary value involved is approximately R140 million," said HAWKS spokesperson, Nomthandazo Mnisi.

"Most of the tenders were awarded in 2017 and based on the allegations the Serious Commercial Investigation Unit is pursuing cases of alleged maladministration, fraud and corruption.

"Various documents and electronic equipment were confiscated during the search. No arrests have been made as yet and the investigation still continue."