Businesswoman granted bail, facing fraud charges

The Hawks obtained a warrant of arrest for the pair.

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PRETORIA - Businesswoman, Pumza Ponshee Gambula, has been granted R20,000 bail.

Gambula appeared briefly at the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Mthatha on charges of fraud to the value of R5-million.

It's alleged she charged three Eastern Cape municipalities for a COVID-19 door-to-door awareness campaign.

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Gambula's company allegedly submitted fraudulent documents to various councils.

The Port St Johns, King Sabata Dalindyebo and Mhlonto local municipalities were targetted.