Zandile Rosemary Ngcobo (43) Eskom employee working at Tutuka Power Station, as the procurement officer (Buyer) was released on R5000 bail by the Standerton Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 10 May 2023 after she was arrested by the Middelburg based Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team for fraud, theft and money laundering.
The investigation revealed that during 2021, Eskom’s Tutuka Power Station issued an order to Umnandi Conference and Catering for the purchase and delivery of two containers at the power station.
It is alleged that the accused as procurement officer (Buyer) colluded with the service provider (Umnandi Services) and submitted fraudulent documents, inflated the prices from R60 000 to R 939 000. 00 causing actual prejudice to Eskom.
The case was postponed to 11 May 2023, and referred to Middelburg Specialized Commercial Crime Court where Ngcobo will be joining other accused Annemarie Stander (55), Jessica Khubheka (61), Solomon Twala (59) and Nomsa Sibiya (49).