Former city manager and chief financial officer to appear in court


Former city manager and chief financial officer to appear in court

The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Team has subpoenaed a former Director of the Eden District Municipality and a former CFO to appear in George Regional Court November 10, 2020. Both men appear for fraud, corruption and contravention of the municipality. Financial Administration Act.


It is alleged that between November 2010 and August 31, 2011, the duo entered into and signed full-time employment contracts with the Kannaland Council and the District of Eden. This would have allowed them to unduly receive salaries the two municipalities, which would have resulted in a total loss estimated at more than R2 million.

They cannot be appointed until they appear in court in November.

In another incident, Municipal Director of Sedibeng Stanley Khanyile and two others were arrested last week charges of corruption and fraud worth R29 million.

Khanyile, then chief office manager of HOD Vuyokazi Valentia Sangoni and Umnotho Development Director Poovandaren Chetty appeared in King William’s Town Magistrates’ Court August 14. Magistrate Nkosinathi Mjekula granted Chetty a 200,000 rand bond, Khanyile a 50,000 rand bond and Sangoni a 20,000 rand bond.

Khanyile allegedly ignored prescriptions and procurement processes to ensure Chetty got a R466 million contract. It comes at a time when corruption is undoubtedly ravaging the country.


In another incident, 27-year- Songeza Gqolana appeared Monday (August 17th) the Commercial Crimes Court in Bellville, Cape Town, for entering a conviction various charges of fraud, forgery and violation of the law communications and electronic transactions (ECT).

Gqolana, was employed as a bartender at a popular Cape Town restaurant, was on trial after being arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crimes Team in March 2019.

The court found him guilty of five counts of fraud in violation of the Communications and Electronic Transactions (ECT) Act and money laundering.

Gqolana was to five years imprisonment with a full suspended sentence of five years on condition that the accused was not convicted of a similar offense during the period of suspension. In addition, the court Gqolana to a of Rand 40,000 or a one-year suspended prison sentence for five years.

The court further him to three years of correctional supervision and further declared him unfit to possess a firearm.



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