Two arrested for stadium fraud

Police are looking for a third suspect in connection with a fraudulent Mbombela Stadium tender.

The Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

JOHANNESBURG - Two people were arrested in connection with the tender process for the Mbombela Stadium, the Hawks confirmed on Wednesday.

Details of the case are yet to be made public.

In January 2009, Mbombela Municipality spokesperson Jimmy Mohlala was shot dead after he blew the whistle on corruption involving the construction of the R1billion stadium.

Earlier in 2012, the National Prosecuting Authority provisionally withdrew charges against four gunmen believed to be behind the murder.

The ground was built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said they are still looking for a third suspect.

"The arrested people will appear in court on charges of fraud, forgery and theft."

Both the Hawks and Kaizer Chiefs soccer team declined to comment on claims that the team's manager Bobby Motaung is one of the people who were taken into custody.