Man arrested for 'defrauding' municipality
A MAN has been arrested after the Sekhukhune district municipality in Limpopo was allegedly defrauded of millions of rands by people using its details.
Executive mayor Mogobo Magabe said yesterday the council discovered there was a scam in terms of which people used the municipality's details to defraud companies.
Magabe said the "fraudsters" had ordered brake pads for Quantum minibuses at a garage in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, valued at R308000, using the council's physical address. The goods were delivered to an address in Groblersdal.
"We realised this when the company wanted payment. When we followed the matter up we discovered that these people had used a forged council letterhead.
"On further investigation, we discovered that the same people had ordered laptops to the value of R1million from I-Burst in Sandton, Johannesburg," said Magabe.
The man is expected to appear in court soon.