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Three more accused in VBS corruption saga

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The NPA has released a statement on the three more accused former senior officials of the West Rand District Municipality, in connection with the VBS Bank corruption and money looting saga.

On Tuesday, 29 June 2021, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson, Sipho Ngwema issued a statement on the ongoing matter related to the VBS Bank corruption and money looting scandal. According to Ngwema, more suspects were arrested on Monday, 28 June 2021, by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Unit at several locations in Gauteng.

The accused are three former senior officials of the West Rand District Municipality, who briefly appeared at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in connection with the R400 million VBS corruption case. The accused are former Municipal Manager, Moroashike David Mokoena; former Chief Financial Officer, Romeo Mohaudi; and former Manager of Income and Expenditure, Mzwandile Reginald Mkhize.

All three of the accused collectively face 20 counts of corruption, and two of contravening the Municipalities Financial Management Act (MFMA). The accused were released on R50 000 bail, and the case was postponed to 22 October 2021 for pre-trial mismanagement.

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