South Africa 8.3.2018 12:45 pm

Hawks raid at Mahumapelo’s offices: here’s what we know so far

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Though details remain sketchy at this stage, here is what you should know.

The Hawks this morning conducted a search and seizure raid at the offices of North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

  • Hawks regional spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso has confirmed the unit is investigating a case of alleged corruption and fraud within Mahumapelo office.
  • According to Rikhotso, there are no arrest warrants at this stage.
  • It’s been widely speculated that the raid is in connection with an IT tender that was awarded to a company called Nepo Data Dynamics, which was allegedly awarded a multimillion-rand three-year contract to help with the province’s IT system.
  • According to Jacaranda News, documents have been seized from the office of the acting director-general for administration and the department of finance.
  • News24 reports that Mahumapelo was at a meeting at the North West legislature when the raid took place. However, Hawks investigators did not enter the premier’s office.
  • The spokesperson for the provincial government, Brian Setswambung, said officials were cooperating with Hawks investigators in effecting their search warrants.
  • The Hawks are expected to release a statement shortly this afternoon on their raids.

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