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#Bosasa: Linda Mti hands himself over to the cops

The Hawks are investigating Linda Mti and six other people in connection with corruption at Correctional Services Department.

Former Department of Correctional Services national commissioner Linda Mti appears at the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria on 7 February 2019. Picture: Kgomotso Modise/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former Correctional Services Commissioner Linda Mti has just arrived at the Pretoria central police station to hand himself over to the authorities.

The Hawks are investigating Mti and six other people in connection with corruption at Correctional Services Department.

The unit has cited the misappropriation of R1.6 billion in tenders awarded to facilities management company Bosasa and its affiliates.

Five of Mti's co-accused appeared in court on Thursday and were granted bail of R20,000 each.

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said they allegedly received gifts in the form of cash, financial assistance in buying properties and payments to travel abroad.

Details of widespread looting and corruption involving some former Correctional Services officials were recently revealed at the state capture commission of inquiry.

In their testimonies. former Bosasa executives detailed how the said officials and others in government were on the company’s payroll in exchange for state business, protection and influence.

WATCH: Agrizzi, four others granted bail in Bosasa corruption case

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

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