Fraud: Former municipality director to appear in Mogwase court

South African Police Service

Fraud: Former municipality director to appear in Mogwase court
Fraud: Former municipality director to appear in Mogwase court

A former Director of Moses Kotane Local Municipality is set to appear before Mogwase Magistrates’ court on 28 March 2023, following her arrest on Monday.

The suspect was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for fraud relating to the alleged simultaneous occupation of two government posts without her employer’s knowledge.

It is reported that in March 2022 the former Director of Moses Kotane Local Municipality applied for special leave. Her annual leave was reportedly supposed to take effect two months later, and she was to return to work towards the end of June.

The suspect allegedly subsequently reported sick thus failing to return to work.

It later came to light that the suspect was also reportedly employed by another government department during the period that she had reported sick.

She allegedly received a salary from the municipality during the said period. Meanwhile the municipality appointed someone to act in that position during her absence.

Resultantly, the municipality suffered a loss of approximately R1 065 240-09.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service