Two former Mpumalanga Municipality employees and company director charged with fraud get bail

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A former project manager and administrative employee of a municipality in Mpumalanga, as well as a company director, have been released on R20,000 bail each after being accused of defrauding the municipality of more than R170,000 rands.

Luthando Mpangeva, the former project manager, and Mxolisi Hadebe, the former municipal supply chain administrative clerk of Dr Pixley Ka Seme – as well as the director of the Sibusiso Blessing company Simelane – appeared before the Middleburg Commercial Criminal Court.

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“It is alleged that in 2018, the defendants colluded to facilitate and submit fraudulent invoices from Evoke Trading to the Municipality without any service rendered. The Municipality suffered a total actual loss of R172,478,00,” said the Hawks spokesman Col. Katlego Mogale.

The three will be back in court on December 8.

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