The Hawks maintain three folks for alleged fraud and money laundering.
Felix Dlangamandla, Gallo Photography, Netwerk24
- Sedibeng District Municipal manager and outdated Japanese Cape social pattern HOD Stanley Khanyile is accused of authorising two questionable payments.
- Khanyile, appeared in court alongside Umhlanga businessman and chartered accountant Poovandaren Chetty and advocate Vuyokazi Sangoni.
- The trio has been granted bail.
Ragged Japanese Cape social pattern department head and present Sedibeng district municipality manager Stanley Khanyile, to boot as two others, maintain been arrested by the Hawks in reference to a fraud, theft and money laundering case price extra than R29 million.
Khanyile, Durban businessman and chartered accountant Poovandaren Chetty, and outdated chief director of the department and advocate Vuyokazi Sangoni, appeared at the King William’s Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Khanyile has been charged with two counts of contravening the Public Finance Administration Act and two counts of fraud.
Sangoni has been charged with one depend of fraud, whereas Chetty faces 16 counts of fraud, 18 counts of theft, and 15 counts of money laundering.
Magistrate Nkosinathi Mjekula granted the accused bail and postponed the case to 16 October.
Swear prosecutor Antoinette De Jager suggested the court that, when the case is transferred to the High Court, it would charge that the R29 million was siphoned from a R42 million funds earmarked for the building of a sources pattern centre at some level of the 2015-16 financial year.
She stated the Swear would charge that, without following well-liked procurement processes or involving a supply chain unit, Khanyile, then appointed Umnotho Improvement – a firm owned by Chetty.
A sum of R14.466 million was then paid to Chetty’s firm quickly afterwards, De Jager stated.
De Jager stated one other quantity of R15 million was paid to Chetty’s industry again the next year after a younger for “practicing and capacitation” of cooperatives was marketed.
While it was no longer acknowledged in court what Sangoni’s feature was within the matter, her authorized skilled Tozama Mqobi suggested the court that her client was completely implicated on one depend of fraud.
In a sworn affidavit be taught in court by De Jager, investigating officer Captain Nuwal Jacobs acknowledged that the case was serious.
“The persona of the offence is of a truly serious nature and I attributable to this truth humbly submit that these drop at some level of the ambit of Sschedule 5 of the Prison Procedures Act 51 of 1977.”
Arguing for a gash price of bail, Mqobi suggested Mjekula that her client was a single and self-employed mother of two, working her bear shapely put collectively. “Chances are high you’ll presumably presumably also imagine, your esteem, how existence is refined below these no longer easy pandemic events.”
Jacobs acknowledged that Sangoni was divorced.
Mgobi and Khanyile’s authorized skilled, Mathobela Sishuba, suggested the court how their purchasers were arrested in a dramatic manner, no matter having beforehand cooperating with the police relief in 2018 once they were summoned to give statements.
Mqobi stated 5 police vehicles stormed Sangoni’s mother’s house early on Thursday morning.
“They woke my client’s mother and subjected my client to a irritating, humiliating arrest,” stated Mgobi.
Khanyile was launched on R50 000 bail and ordered to file to the Springs police space every first Saturday of the month.
Chetty was launched on R200 000 bail and ordered to file to a nearest police space in Durban, also on every first Saturday of the month.
Sangoni was ordered to file at the Gonubie police space every 2d Monday and was launched on R20 000 bail.
Handiest Khanyile and Sangoni were launched on diminished bail.
Chetty’s authorized skilled Bayanda Bakumeni’s plea for his client’s R200 000 bail to be diminished was shot down by Mjekula.
Mjekula stated Chetty had businesses in South African and India and, attributable to this truth, the bail was roar at an quantity to make certain he was no longer tempted to abscond.
The Swear failed to oppose bail, with De Jager bringing up that every person three had mounted work and residential addresses and weren’t more likely to evade trial.
The court heard that Khanyile was a married man with four teens and had a mounted take care of in Alberton, Johannesburg, with a mounted employment at the Sedibeng Municipality.
Sangoni was a winning authorized skilled with a seven-year put collectively in East London’s Berea, and criss-crossed the nation step by step to defend her purchasers, stated Mqobi.
She is the sister of below-fire presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko and a niece of retired Japanese Cape web president Themba Sangoni, she confirmed to Recordsdata24.
Chetty resides at an estate in Durban’s prosperous Umhlanga suburb. He acknowledged below oath that he was in Johannesburg for industry when he got a name from his accomplice telling him police were at his house with an arrest warrant.
He stated he had to force from Johannesburg to King William’s Town at hand himself over to the police.
Mjekula published that the Swear intended transfering the case to the High Court for trial.
The accused spent Thursday evening in police cells.
*UPDATE: This yarn has been as a lot as this level with extra knowledge from the National Prosecuting Authority.