Simphiwe Samuel Radebe (27) appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 16 March 2022, following his arrest by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members.
Captain Matimba Maluleke says between 2017 and 2018 the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality requested quotations for accommodation from different hotels. It is alleged that the quotations were sent to the Municipality and the money was paid. The Municipality became surprised when the hotels started to demand their money amounting to R80 000 00 for services rendered.
He further says the matter was reported to the Hawks and the investigation was instituted. During the investigation, it was discovered that the Municipality was furnished with the quotations bearing fraudulent banking details. Radebe was arrested on 15 March 2022 at his workplace in Pretoria.
The accused was remanded in custody until 23 March 2022 and his case was transferred to Polokwane Specialised Commercial Crimes court.