boss Bobby Motaung walked free as the National Prosecuting Authority . NPA and the Hawks blamed each other over the botched fraud and corruption case against him.
The NPA confirmed to the Sowetan that the cases against Motaung and his co-accused had been closed due lack of evidence.
Motaung and Herbert Theledi‚ Chris Grib‚ the CEO of Lefika Emerging Equity were all charged of using a false tax clearance . When they bid for the tender to design the Mbombela Stadium.
They were also accused of forging a Mbombela Municipality letter . To secure a R1-million overdraft and stealing R143-million.
Former Mbombela municipal manager Jacob Dladla‚ Ehlanzeni District Municipality technical manager . Tebogo Kubeka and Grip’s lawyer and Lefika’s compliance officer Michael Ramos were also charged . After a number of hurdles‚ the Hawks said it had given the outcomes of it investigations to the NPA and the latter decided not to prosecute.
However‚ NPA regional spokesperson Monica Nyuswa . Said instructions from the lead prosecutor to the investigating officer were not carried out . Rendering the available evidence insufficient.
This results in the matter being dropped . And Motaung and the others walking free.
boss Bobby : HAWKS CLOSE FRAUD & CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST BOBBY MOTAUNG
JOHANNESBURG – The fraud and corruption case against Kaizer Chiefs boss Bobby Motaung has now been struck off the roll due to insufficient evidence.
Motaung and his co-accused were charged in 2012 for allegedly using a fake tax clearance certificate in their bid for the construction of the Mbombela Stadium for the 2010 World Cup.
They were also accused of submitting a bogus letter which they claimed was from the municipality to secure a R1 million overdraft.
But now the Hawks say the five-year long case has been closed . And will only be reopened if new evidence surfaces.
Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says . We have some disputes between ourselves and the leadership in terms of who must be allocated and who must not. So, we said let’s allow ourselves three or four days and come back. The meeting is taking place from tomorrow.”
Mulaudzi adds that the issue was investigated . It was found that there was not further evidence that would suggest any further investigation.
Hence the docket has now been taken to the National Prosecuting Authority and a decision has been taken not to proceed with the matter.
If we find evidence, off course we will reopen the docket.