CFO, friend accused of defrauding Free State agriculture of R200m

02 May 2021 - 00:02

Allegations of a forged BEE certificate, fraudulent credentials and a string of payments to a senior government official are under investigation in a corruption case that led to a Bloemfontein court granting an order to attach assets worth R249m.

A former chief financial officer of the Free State department of agriculture, Seipati Dhlamini, is accused of conspiring with her purported friend, businesswoman Malikomo Mohapi, to fraudulently score a contract worth more than R200m - and allegedly receiving kickbacks when payments were made...

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