Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Case against three Eskom’s employees arrested for fraud postponed

Loyiso Langeni
26 November 2014

Three Eskom employees were arrested by the Hawks Crime Intelligence and the Eskom crime team during a sting operation over the weekend.

Hawks Spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said the three were arrested for fraud, corruption and possible contravening contravention of the Electronic Communication and Transaction Act of 2002, to the tune of 3.5 billion-Rand. 

Ramaloko added that the suspects appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday on those charges, only one suspect was granted R2000 bail.

He emphasised that the case against two suspects was postponed to the 1st of December for formal bail application.

“We believe that the three, are part of a bigger syndicate was trying to defraud Eskom. Our investigation is continuing and we are not sure if more arrests should be made or not.” Ramoloko added.

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