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Bushiri devotees take to social media, express defiance as “Major One” spends night in police custody

PRETORIA, February 2 – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church members have taken to social media platforms following the arrest of charismatic “prophet” Shepherd Bushiri, whom they affectionately call “Major One”, sharing messages of support and solidarity. Some of the devotees went the extra mile – already casting aspersions on the validity of the serious charges […]

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Shepherd Bushiri arrested

PRETORIA, February 1  – Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader Shepherd Bushiri has been arrested, sources within his congregation told African News Agency (ANA) on Friday. Bushiri and his wife Mary were allegedly arrested at their Sparkling Waters Hotel in Rustenburg. According to a statement released by the church on Friday evening, police officers – […]

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Rustenburg municipality dismisses 7 employees for tender fraud

RUSTENBURG, December 19 – Rustenburg municipality in North West has dismissed seven employees in connection with the irregular awarding of tenders, the municipality said on Tuesday. “The employees were appointed members of the Bid Evaluation Committee [BEC] which is central to supply chain management processes, more specifically the appointment of service providers and ensuring compliance […]

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Senior officials arrested for fraud, money laundering at Umzimkhulu Local Municipality

DURBAN, September 12 – Several former senior managers from the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality appeared in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday, accused of paying select service providers who were awarded fake tenders. They are accused of being part of a syndicate that created fake ‘legal’ contracts with service providers for non-existent service provision and […]

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Harry Gwala District officials to appear in court for fraud

JOHANNESBURG, September 11 – At least 10 suspects aged between 20 and 48 are expected to appear in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday to face charges of fraud, corruption, and money laundering. Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, said the suspects include five officials from Harry Gwala District municipality, four company directors […]

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Hawks swoop on four Western Cape municipalities suspected of fraud, corruption and racketeering

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 – Four municipalities in the Western Cape – George, Kannaland, Beaufort West and Oudtshoorn – are under investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation better known as the Hawks for fraud, racketeering and corruption. Disputing earlier reports that 11 municipalities were being probed, Democratic Alliance (DA) member of the provincial parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, […]