Johannesburg - The Hawks are investigating whether anyone conspired with Richards Bay businessman Ishwar Ramlutchman in allegedly defrauding a R95million drought relief tender aimed at providing water to rural communities in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The man, who is known as King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Indian son, and goes by the name of Prince Mabheka Zulu, reportedly won a drought relief tender from the Umzinyathi Municipality in northern KZN.
This tender was to install boreholes so as to provide water to the drought-stricken rural communities of Endumeni, Nquthu, Msinga and Umvoti municipalities.
However, it is alleged that the money disappeared without being used for the intended project.
Hawks provincial spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said the police were following leads to solve the case, which was reported last year and later transferred to the Hawks in Newcastle.