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NPA freezes ANC MP's assets worth R24m

The NPA received an order that allowed it to freeze the assets of an ANC MP on Friday.

An ANC MP had her assets frozen on Friday because of tender fraud.

CAPE TOWN - A controversial African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) in the Northern Cape had her assets, worth R24 million, frozen on Friday.

The Asset Forfeiture Unit obtained an order from the Northern Cape High Court on Friday, enabling it to freeze assets belonging to Yolanda Botha.

Botha is accused of fraudulently facilitating tenders between a company and the provincial government.

She allegedly used to head the province's Social Development Department.

The Mail and Guardian reported that Botha signed off property leases between the department and property company Trifecta Investment Holdings.

The MP's family allegedly has a 10 percent share in the company.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said, "These activities relate to her authorising lease agreements that favoured Trifecta Investment Holdings.

"A total amount of these assets amounted to R24 million."