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Accused remanded in custody for fraud and corruption

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks)

KWAZULU-NATAL – On Wednesday 12 April 2023, the Hawks members from Durban Serious Corruption Investigation arrested Ramonia Naidu (45) for fraud and corruption.

During the period between May 2017 and November 2018, Naidu was employed by Anchor Yeast Company at Amanzimtoti. It is alleged that she colluded with a service provider who was supplying chemicals to Anchor Yeast and defrauded the company of more than R2 million. Naidu allegedly placed orders from the supplier and falsified delivery notes. He would then receive payment for personal gain.

The company received information about the irregularities and an audit was conducted. During the audit it was discovered that Naidu was defrauding the company. A case of fraud and corruption was reported at Amanzimtoti police station and the case docket was allocated to the Hawks members for thorough investigation hence he was arrested.

She briefly appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court yesterday and was remanded in custody. The case was postponed to 17 April 2023 for bail application. Her accomplice is still at large and a warrant of arrest has been issued for her.


Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo
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