On Monday, 8 February 2021, Hawks members from Durban Serious Commercial Crime Investigation arrested Nkosingizwile Gama (36) for fraud which happened at the Ndwedwe Municipality.
It is alleged that between 2015 and 2016, Gama who was employed by Ndwedwe Local Municipality as payroll administrator allegedly created ghost employees and used fictitious names to defraud the municipality.
As a result, Ndwedwe municipality suffered an actual prejudice of more than R488 000-00. During the certification of salary payments, his supervisor noticed suspicious payments and a case of fraud was reported at Ndwedwe police station. The case docket was allocated to Hawks members for a thorough investigation.
He appeared in the Durban Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 where he was released on R5 000-00 bail. His case was postponed to 31 March 2021.