Former NYDA chairman arrested

Andile Lungisa and 3 others have been arrested on fraud and money laundering charges.

Former National Youth Development Agency chairman Andile Lungisa and former ANC Youth League Leader Julius Malema.

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have confirmed former National Youth Development Agency chairman Andile Lungisa has been arrested in connection with fraud and money laundering worth R2.5million.

The Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said Lungisa and three other suspects handed themselves over this morning.

"It relates to the Mandela concert which was held on 17 August. The suspect received the money from the Department of Arts and Culture and they distributed it amongst themselves."

Ramaloko says they will be formally charged later today.

"We are taking them to the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court today."

The Department of Arts and Culture is yet to comment on this development.