Down the toilet: first Siyenza 10 were seized, now their assets ...


Down the toilet: first Siyenza 10 were seized, now their assets will be too

The Hawks suspect that these assets were bought with the ill-gotten gains from the tender fraud

Mkhululi Ndamase

Hours after swooping on 10 alleged masterminds behind the looting of millions of rand from a rural Eastern Cape municipality, the Hawks turned their attention to seizing the suspects’ assets on Thursday.

The elite crime-fighting unit simultaneously pounced on:

Former Amathole District Municipality (ADM) municipal manager Chris Magwangqana;
Siyenza Group bosses Bongani Mpeluza and Vuyani Gaga;
Former Siyenza CFO Busisiwe Kwinana;
Former ADM corporate services director (and current chief of staff for finance MEC Mlungisi Mvoko) Lulama Taleni;
Former acting CEO of cooperative governance & traditional affairs’ municipal infrastructure support agency (Misa) Ongama Mahlawe;
Misa CEO Ntandazo Vimba and three others, in East London, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga...

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