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Former Municipal official arrested for corruption

The Hawks have served a former Mossel Bay Municipal official and his accomplice with summonses to appear in court for alleged fraud and corruption.

The suspects both aged 55-year-old were arrested on the 25 and 26 June respectively.

It is alleged between May and December 2016 the former Street and Storm Water Department Manager colluded with a service provider and authorised an undue payment for work that was never done.

The said company was awarded a tender to fix potholes as well as drainage systems. However, a probe by the Hawks established that they underquoted to gain competitive advantage over other bidders.

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It was also found that the company was allegedly paid over R1.6 million for bogus work.

The duo will appear at Mossel Bay Regional Court on the 06 August 2020.