Top NPA men face court after police raid
A HIGH-RANKING National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) member is behind bars after he and a former colleague were arrested in connection with the alleged rigging of a multi-million rand security tender.
The two were held in Cape Town and Pretoria yesterday during raids on a local house and the NPA’S head office in Silverton.
Among those arrested by heavily-armed members of the Hawks was a senior member of the NPA’S supply chain management office, and a former member of the prosecuting authority’s security risk management environment.
The two, who are believed to be part of a larger group of people facing imminent arrest, are thought to have cashed in on the irregular awarding of a R23 million tender for security for NPA staff and buildings in Kwazulu-natal.
NPA spokesman advocate Mthunzi Mhaga declined to comment further on the investigation or the arrests, “as it is strictly a police matter”.
Gauteng provincial police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said the arrests were carried out simultaneously.
The suspects were expected to appear together in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of fraud and corruption, he said.