Hawks make more corruption-related arrests in eThekwini

The net is widening in the Zandile Gumede Corruption case with 15 more people, including four eThekwini Municipality councillors, being arrested in Durban today. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi from the Hawks gives us the details. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - The Hawks has arrested 15 people linked to a multi-million rand tender corruption case in Durban.

Among the arrested are four eThekwini Municipality councillors, municipal officials and community-based contractors.

According to the Hawks, the four councillors and the three contractors are implicated in a R208 million Durban Solid Waste tender scandal.

Authorities say the latest arrests brings to 22 the number of people implicated and arrested thus far and

The Hawks further said that investigations are still ongoing.

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Former eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede, is one of those already charged in the matter and is out on R50, 000 bail.

The Hawks have warned those who've looted from state coffers.

"Last year we started with a group of 15, today we have added another seven which brings the number to 22," said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"This is not the end of it, we still anticipate to arrest more people and there is another eight that have been arrested as part of the clean up in the municipality itself.

Mulaudzi said there is still one outstanding suspect is being sought.

He said the suspect has been contacted and if he doesn’t hand himself over, he will be pursued.