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Municipal officer held for fraud

Ermelo - The Gert Sibande District Municipality's suspended accountant creditor has been arrested for alleged fraud, Mpumalanga police said on Thursday.

The 27-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly being linked to R9.8 million which was fraudulently transferred out of the municipality's accounts, said Colonel Leonard Hlathi.

File photo. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

He would appear in the Ermelo Magistrate's Court on fraud charges on Monday.

More arrests were expected, Hlathi said. - Sapa

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