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Ratlou Municipality manager arrested for alleged R5.8 million tender scandal

National News

19 October 2020

Staff Reporter/PretoriaLIVE

NORTH WEST –  Ratlou Municipality manager, Cassius Sebatane Sejake (45) was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation on Monday, for the alleged failure to follow tender processes in the awarding of tenders of approximately R5.8 million, between 2018 and 2019 while he was an acting municipal manager.

HAWKS spokesperson, Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said: “It’s alleged that as the accounting officer, Sejake  failed to take reasonable steps to ensure that public procurement processes were followed and observed.”

Rikhotso added that it is alleged service providers were appointed without a competitive bidding process.

Sejake appeared at the Atamelang Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with contravention of Section 173 of the Municipal Finance Management Act. The matter was postponed to 20 October 2020 for formal bail application.