Pair convicted for medical equipment tenders fraud

South African Police Service

Pair convicted for medical equipment tenders fraud
Pair convicted for medical equipment tenders fraud

Archibald Mojaki Seboko (37) and Fako Jim Khanoka (33) were found guilty and sentenced by Kimberley Magistrate court for fraud. The two accused are amongst the six accused who were arrested during June 2018 in various places of Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Kimberley in a joint operation with the assistance of the Tactical Response Team.

The arrest of the suspects follows allegations of gross irregularities in the awarding of various infrastructure tenders without following due processes between the years 2013 to 2016 at the Northern Cape Department of Health. At least R11 million was allegedly shared amongst six companies linked to the six suspects to procure medical equipment.

Seboko pleaded guilty and was sentenced as follows:

Eight counts of fraud, accused must pay a fine of R10 000-00 or serve a three years imprisonment and a five years imprisonment which is wholly suspended for a period of three years.

Seven counts of fraud. Accused must pay a fine of R20 000-00 or serve six years imprisonment and a further five years imprisonment which is wholly suspended for a period of three years. He is declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Khonaka also pleaded guilty and was sentenced as follows:

Eight counts of Fraud. Accused is sentenced to pay a fine of R10 000-00 or serve a three years imprisonment and a five year imprisonment which is wholly suspended for a period of three years.

Seven counts of fraud are taken together for the purpose of sentence.

Accused is sentenced to pay a fine of R20 000-00 or serve six years imprisonment. And a further five years imprisonment which is wholly suspended for a period of three years.

Accused is declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Three counts of Fraud are taken together for the purpose of sentence. Accused is sentenced to pay a fine of R10 000-00 or serve three years imprisonment and a further five years imprisonment which is wholly suspended for a period of three years.

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