Suspect jailed after 10 years over Eskom fraud


A 55-year-old suspect, who was wanted by the Falcons in Mpumalanga for fraud, theft and money laundering to the value of R14.7 million, was arrested in Gordons Bay in the Western Cape.

Lt. Col. Siyabulela Vukubi, spokesperson for the directorate for priority crime investigations (the Hawks), says the man was apprehended by a team from the Hawks’ narcotics bureau, Cape Town’s national intervention unit and provincial tracking team.

“It is alleged that in April 2013 the suspect submitted invoices to Eskom for the supply of pumps, which were never delivered. His other co-accused were arrested and have already been released on bail. The court issued a warrant for his arrest. He evaded justice for 10 years until he was apprehended.”

The man will appear in the Strand Magistrate’s Court before he will be transferred to Mpumalanga.

Maj. Gen. Mathipa Makgato, Western Cape head of the Falcons, praised the team for the breakthrough and hopes that justice will be done.