A Buffalo City municipality cashier and a house buyer had been hauled to court for allegedly trying to manipulate the council plot to obvious a R100,000 rates debt.
Cashier Xolelwa Mbusi, 44, and Daluxolo Ndwangu, 49, regarded in the Mdantsane magistrate’s court on corruption charges on Thursday.
Hawks spokesperson Capt Yoliswa Mgolodela acknowledged investigations revealed Ndwangu sold a house in Mdantsane in 2018. When he learned a R100,000 rates debt, he approached the municipal areas of work to negotiate a fee draw.
“It is additional alleged that during the enquiry, Xolelwa Mbusi informed Ndwangu that the legend used to be handed over to the legal professionals nonetheless she would perchance well well also again with clearing the legend on the plot offered Ndwangu paid her an quantity of R50,000,” acknowledged Mgolodela.
“It is claimed that the duo went to the nearest Capitec Bank division for Ndwangu to switch the cash into Mbusi’s checking legend.
“It is reported that after some time Ndwangu realised that the legend had now not been cleared by the reputable as agreed upon nonetheless instead the debt used to be escalating.
“Ndwangu is claimed to believe contacted Mbusi, who failed to co-characteristic and at a later stage ended up being unreachable.”
Ndwangu then approached the Hawks. “[He] lodged a complaint with the East London important corruption investigation workforce,” acknowledged Mgolodela.
“On finalisation of the investigations, warrants of arrests had been issued for every the alleged corruptor and corruptee, therefore their arrest on June 10.
“The duo made their appearance at Mdantsane magistrate’s court instantly after the arrest the place they obtained launched on R2,000 bail every and the topic is remanded to August 18.”