The Hawks have arrested Free State Sports MEC Mathabo Leeto for fraud and corruption.
JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have arrested Free State Sports MEC Mathabo Leeto and Bloem Water CEO Limakatso Moorosi for fraud and corruption.
It comes a day after at least three government officials appeared alongside a number of others in the Bloemfontein Magistrate&39;s Court for fraud related to the Estina Dairy Farm project.
Leeto, who is said to be a frontrunner to replace Ace Magashule as ANC Free State chair, and Moorosi are expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate&39;s Court on Friday morning.
The matter dates back to 2009 when Leeto was the mayor of Matjhabeng Municipality.
The charges are linked to irregularities in a tender worth R15-million. Both Leeto and Moorosi reportedly received kickbacks for this.