A aged acting head of the Office of the State Attorney in Mthatha, and an Jap Cape-based lawyer had been released on R5,000 bail every after appearing in court on a fraud charge.
This comes after the Particular Investigating Unit (SIU) referred the matter to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 2020, after its corruption and maladministration investigation in the affairs of the Office of the State Attorney.
According to the SIU, Sthembele Tshitshi and Xolani Polo of Polo Attorneys looked in the Mthatha Justice of the Peace’s court on Thursday on charges of fraud — alternatively theft — amounting to R331,000. They additionally face a charge of contravening the Public Finance Administration Act.
They had been released on bail of R5,000 every.
The matter has been remanded to Could well additionally merely 31, 2021, for extra investigation.
“The SIU investigated the allegations relating to corruption and maladministration in the Office of the State Attorney and made findings relating to Mr Tshitshi and Mr Polo.
“The investigations focal point on the apt products and services procured on behalf of the Gauteng department of successfully being and the Jap Cape department of successfully being in appreciate of claims based on clinical negligence and the verification, approval or processing for price of any invoice or memoir obtained in relation to apt products and services offered or procured,” acknowledged SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.