Bail granted to suspects arrested over R20m KZN catering tender corruption
Nonhlanhla Hlongwa, who is the supply chain manager in the office of the premier, was among them
A senior official and three suppliers who were in connection to an alleged corruption in the office of KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala have been released on bail on Friday.
Nonhlanhla Hlongwa, who is the supply chain manager in the office of the premier, was among them.
Hlongwa was released on R5,000 bail after he came before the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, facing fraud and corruption charges in connection to a 2013 catering tender that is worth R20 million.
UPDATE: The suspects have made a brief appearance in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court and have been released on bail totaling R55 000. @NkoRaphael pic.twitter.com/O4oJ96wES4
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 2, 2020
Service provider – Ntombimpela Majozi was granted bail of R20,000, while the remaining two accused suppliers – Ashley Rose and Nompumelelo Motaung were granted bail of R10,000 bail each.
“They’ve briefly appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court and their case has been postponed to 30 April 2021,” said Hawks KZN spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo.
Five others who were apprehended in the first raid by the Hawks include Zikalala’s personal assistant – Nomusa Zakwe and CFO Ziphathe Cibane.
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