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Five arrested for SWC fraud

2010-05-17 13:03

Cape Town - The South African Police Service's elite crime fighting unit, the Hawks, have arrested five former municipal officials for alleged corruption involving 2010 Soccer World Cup tenders.

A figure of R67 million pertaining to nine fan parks that are being built is currently being investigated, with more officials set to be apprehended.

The five former officials include an ex-mayor and an ex-deputy mayor from the Stellenbosch Municipality and were taken into custody on Friday following a seven-month investigation.

Stellenbosch mayor Cyril Jooste told the Cape Times: "There is an SIU (Special Investigations Unit) investigation that is still ongoing.

"The arrests are linked to that investigation. I can also confirm that a previous executive mayor and ex-deputy as well as three other officials were arrested by the Hawks.

"We do expect more arrests. It (the tender) is about R67 million. We are busy working very hard with the SIU and the police." 

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