Scorpions set to sting top ANC politician after nabbing other ...

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Scorpions set to sting top ANC politician after nabbing other ‘culprits’

Six alleged masterminds behind an asbestos tender have been arrested, with a seventh suspect on the radar

Thabo Mokone, Iavan Pijoos and Orrin Singh

A senior ANC politician is due to be arrested on Thursday by the Investigative Directorate (ID), dubbed the “new Scorpions”, on charges of corruption related to state capture.

He was expected to hand himself over at the Alberton police station in the morning and to appear in the Palm Ridge magistrate's court.

This comes as the Hawks on Wednesday nabbed six of the seven alleged masterminds behind another “state capture” tender: a R200m asbestos audit project in the Free State. The remaining person is expected to hand themself over, said Hawks spokesperson Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi, adding that there was “no point in them running”...

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