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FORMER ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER AND CONTRACTOR IN COURT FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION: NORTHERN CAPE
2020/08/26      |  Written By:  Mr N Mnisi   |   Province:  Northern Cape

NORTHERN CAPE – Former Ubuntu Municipality acting Manager Xolani Goodman Malgas (53) and a contractor Dan Bevin Sonwabo Nkili (58), made a brief appearance in the Victoria West Magistrates' Court on Tuesday facing charges of fraud and corruption.

The two suspects were arrested in the early hours of Monday by the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team.

It is alleged that during 2016, the Ubuntu Municipality in Victoria West, Northern Cape, made several payments to various service providers without following proper procurement procedures. They were required to supply and deliver several materials to install electricity to 206 households as well as delivering of different supplies for road upgrades in the area which never happened. The money involved is estimated at R2 million.

Malgas and Nkili were granted R30 000 bail each and the case is postponed to 5 October 2020 pending further investigations.