Former George mayor and four municipal officials expected in court for R9m fraud



Hawks on Saturday made it known that a former mayor of George in the Western Cape and four other senior municipal officials are suspected to be involved in fraud.

The mayor and his co-accused will appear in court in connection with a R9m fraud,

“The Hawks Serious Commercial Investigation team has served five suspects linked to the George Local Municipality with court summons to appear at the local magistrate’s court on charges of fraud, corruption and contravention of the Municipal Finance Management Act.

“The former mayor as well as four other senior officials aged between 48 and 60 years will make their first court appearance on October 9,” the Hawks said in a statement.

No further details on the matter was disclosed.

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