Businessman to appear in court for R24 million fraud

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SAPS: Directorate for priority crime investigation

(HAWKS)

EASTERN CAPE – A 43-year-old businessman is expected to appear before the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crime court on Friday, September 15 for fraud amounting to R24 million.

It is alleged that between October and December 2009 the man submitted fraudulent tax certificates and false referral letters to the Eastern Cape Department of Education so that the department could award him with a tender worth R24 million.

The Anti-Corruption Task Team of the Hawks started investigating the alleged fraud in February 2013.

Enquiries: Captain Anelisa Feni on 071 481 3251

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