AFU to freeze bank accounts worth R111m


"Corruption and bribery"

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority is tightening its grip on those abusing government's special COVID-19 grant.

The Asset Forfeiture Unit was granted an order on Thursday to freeze bank accounts worth R111-million.

They are linked to businessman, Thabo Simbini, and his company named Impossible Services.

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The NPA says the company claimed to have terminated contracts of over 6,000 workers but in fact, Simbini was the only employee.

He allegedly used people's details, without their knowledge, to claim UIF and COVID-19 benefits.


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