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Suspect held for tender rigging in WC health department

The Hawks swooped on a former Western Cape govt official following an investigation into tender fraud.

Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The Hawks have swooped on a former Western Cape government official after an investigation into tender fraud.

The suspect, who worked for the Department of Community Safety, is expected to appear in court next month on charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering.



The 52-year-old suspect worked as a Deputy Director in the Community Safety Department.

He is believed to have played a key role in rigging tender processes between 2009 and 2010.

The Hawks' Lloyd Ramavoha says, "The tenders, worth approximately R35 million, were in respect to the issuing of security services to local health facilities in the province."

The tenders were allegedly awarded to what the Hawks call "undeserving companies" which had ties to the suspect.

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