Former Deputy Director General arrested for section 34, PRECCA

Former Deputy Director General arrested for section 34, PRECCA
Former Deputy Director General arrested for section 34, PRECCA. Image source: Pixabay

WESTERN CAPE – The Acting Provincial Head of the Western Cape Brigadier Ruanette Walters welcomes the arrest of Siphokazi Ndundane, former Deputy Director General of Fisheries who is currently the Head of Department for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform.

The former DDG of Fisheries was arrested yesterday, 14 August 2023 by the Bellville Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team. The accused after her arrest subsequently appeared at the Bellville Serious Commercial Court on two counts of Contravening section 34 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (PRECCA), 2004 (Act 12 of 2004). The bail of the accused was set at R 100 000-00 and the matter is remanded to 19 September 2023.

It is alleged that during the periods 2016 to 2019, the former DDG of Fisheries, committed acts amounting to contraventions in terms of section 34 of PRECCA, in that she failed to report incidents of Fraud that was brought to her attention in her capacity as Deputy Director General.

Ndudane, in her official capacity as the former DDG: Fisheries, filed affidavits, in high court, in which she, prayed, that the court set aside the contract (approximately R32million) awarded to a service provider on the basis that the contract/tender between company and Department was concluded due to: material and fraudulent misrepresentation.

In addition, Ndudane, received information that a company had made misrepresentations in their application for fishing rights. This was brought to her attention for her to immediately revoke their fishing rights and this would also disqualify the company from receiving any future fishing rights.

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