Six arrested for corruption and money laundering

The HAWKS arrested six suspects employed at the Department of Education in Bushbuckridge.

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They handled payments of ex-employees and deceased beneficiaries. The primary suspect, Nomthandazo Khoza, allegedly colluded with Error Mosibudi by creating fraudulent beneficiaries of late employees. They made the payments to their relatives’ bank accounts, causing an actual loss to the amount of R 3 010 475.44 to the Department.

“The police seized four vehicles for further investigation. We charged and took the accused to Bushbuckridge Magistrate Court for first appearance. They set the bail application for Khoza at R15 000,” read the statement.

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Accused number four and six received bail amount of R5000 each. Accused numbers two, four and five were released on R3000 each.

1. Nomthandazo Delsie Khoza (41)

2. Error Mosibudi Makutu (45)

3. Patrick Ngobeni (40)

4. Themba Confidence Khoza (42)

5. Musa Brandon Mathebula (43)

6. Portia Khoza (44), on warrants of arrests for 117 counts of fraud, corruption and money laundering.

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