Motaung arrested for fraud - Reports

It is alleged that Kaizer Chiefs Manager Bobby Motaung has been arrested for fraud.

Bobby Motaung. Picture: kaizerchiefs.com

JOHANNESBURG - Police on Thursday would not identify three suspects arrested in connection with tender fraud related to the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga.

It is being reported on Thursday in a number of newspapers that Kaizer Chiefs Manager Bobby Motaung might be one of the men taken into custody, but the club said it has not received any formal confirmation of his arrest.

The construction of the 2010 stadium has been marred by controversy since Mbombela Municipality speaker Jimmy Mohlala was shot and killed after he blew the whistle on corruption related to the tender process.

Two were arrested on Wednesday in Johannesburg and Cape Town, while a third person handed himself over to authorities in Nelspruit.

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela will not be drawn to reveal the names of the men, but said they are linked to a company that submitted false documents to secure a tender for the Mbombela stadium.

Lefika Emerging Equity allegedly submitted false documents to land the tender, and authorities have confirmed the three suspects were directors of the company.

"The allegations are that the companies linked to these people submitted a forged South African Revenue Services document to get the tender," Polela told Eyewitness News .

The men are expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of fraud and theft.