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COMPANY DIRECTOR APPEARED IN COURT FOR ALLEGED FRAUD: NORTHERN CAPE
2022/06/14      |  Written By:  Mr N Mnisi   |   Province:  Northern Cape

NORTHERN CAPE – A 41-year-old Matshego Juliet Masingo and her company appeared briefly at Kimberley Magistrates' Court on Monday, 13 June 2022 facing a charge of fraud.

The suspect was arrested earlier today by Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation team. It is alleged that during 2019, a contract to supply SHERG items was awarded to Tolleranza E Pieta Trading (Pty) LTD by the Department of Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA).

The director of the said company is the daughter of HRM Director and the former Acting Chief Director at COGHSTA. Masingo did not disclose her relationship with the HRM Director when acquiring the tender. Misrepresentation of the accused caused COGHSTA to award a contract to the amount of R20 018.00.

Masingo was granted R1 000 bail and the case is postponed to 21 June 2022 for Regional Court date.