Johannesburg – Many high-profile business people and politicians now face the music. And the National Prosecuting Authority promised there would be several high profile arrests in coming weeks .those involved in South Africa’s numerous high-profile corruption scandals.
It’s been a busy few weeks for South Africa’s authorities, especially the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks, who appear to be making good on their promises to arrest and prosecute
After years of precious little movement against fraud and corruption, there has been a flurry of several high-profile arrests in recent weeks.
Many high-profile business people and politicians now face the music.
And the National Prosecuting Authority promised there would be several high profile arrests in coming weeks .
Arrests of key role-players in various corruption scandals involving VBS, Bosasa, and several tender fraud cases have made national headlines – and Hermione Cronje, the head of the NPA’s Investigative Directorate, has hinted of more action, including against members of the Gupta family.
These are all the people arrested or sentenced recently:
Former VBS Mutual Bank financial officer Philip Truter entered into a plea bargain with the NPA this week. He will testify against his co-accused in the theft of R2.2 billion and the subsequent fraudulent measures allegedly used to cover it up. In exchange for agreeing to testify, Truter has received a lighter sentence of 10 years, three of which are suspended, compared to the usual 15-year minimum sentence.
Truter, along with former VBS chairman Tshifhiwa Matodzi and two other execs, Andile Ramavhunga and Phophi Mukhodobwane, are accused of siphoning money through various accounts between April 2016 and March 2018.
The state found Truter received R2 million from the bank, and was promised more than R5 million…..Click Here To Cotinue Reading…Go Below This Page Click Page 2