Four businessmen due in court
Four Polokwane businessmen handed themselves over to the anti-corruption task team today, the Hawks confirmed.
“They are going to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court today on charges of fraud, corruption and money-laundering,” said spokesman McIntosh Polela.
“This relates to government money running into tens of millions of rands.”
Polela said the anti-corruption task team consisted of the Hawks, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Special Investigating Unit, the Treasury and the SA Revenue Services.
“This forms part of an investigation that has been running since August last year,” he said.
Polela said the four men would appear and three companies.
Earlier, it was reported that expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s business partner Lesiba Gwangwa would appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court.
Gwangwa, who is chief executive of On-Point Engineers, would appear on accusations of tender fraud with other Limpopo businessmen and government officials.
Polela said he could not give out the names of the men or the companies until they appeared in court.