PPE corruption: Suspect arrested, Nelspruit

South African Police Service

PPE corruption: Suspect arrested, Nelspruit
PPE corruption: Suspect arrested, Nelspruit

A 31-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrates’ court on the morning of 10 August 2021, following his arrest in a joint operation by the Hawks’ national Serious Corruption Investigation and the Special Investigative Unit in Mpumalanga on 9 August 2021.

The suspect was arrested after offering and handing over R50,000 to the complainant in order to have a case relating to the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) against his sister disappear.

The case in question is against an official from the Department of Public Works in Mpumalanga.

The complainant had reported that the individual contacted her and requested to meet. They met and the suspect requested the SIU official to make the case disappear. Upon finalizing the amount, the suspect went to collect the money. The suspect later returned and upon handing over the gratification, he was arrested.

Further search of the suspect, it was discovered that he had more extra cash in his possession amounting to R63 600.00 which was also seized.

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