Annemarie Stander (55) was released on R5000-00 bail by the Standerton Magistrate’ Court on Wednesday,15 February 2023, after she was arrested by the Middelburg based Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team for fraud, theft and money laundering.
The investigation revealed that during 2021, Eskom Tutuka Power Station issued an order to Umnandi Conference and Catering for the purchase and delivery of two containers at the power station.
The company, Umnandi colluded with Eskom employees and the company invoiced Eskom an amount of R939 550.00 without purchasing and delivering of the containers.
Payment was done and Eskom suffered a loss.
The case was postponed to 20 February 2023 to the Middleburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court. The accused will be added to other three Eskom officials who were arrested by Standerton detectives before the case was transferred to the Hawks for further investigation in January 2023.
The Provincial Head, Major General Nico Gerber applauded the magnificent work done by a multidisciplinary team. “As the Hawks, we are committed to work together with our counterparts to fight crime within Mpumalanga province. We shall work around the clock to ensure that all the government national key points are secured and all offenders within the government institutions are removed,” said Major General Gerber.