NORTHERN CAPE – Suspects summoned for R5 million corruption, fraud and money laundering

NORTHERN CAPE – Johannes Lodewykus Kruger (60), Rudolph Kemp (47), Goerge Wheeler (60) and Johannes Van Heerden (51), made a brief appearance at Douglas Magistrate’s Court today, 01 December 2020 for corruption, fraud and money laundering.

It is alleged that between the years 2014 to 2016, the four suspects from Griekwaland Wes Koperatief Beperk (GWK) colluded with an employee from AG Equipment Direct LLC (AG) and inflated prices when quoting for equipment.

Investigation by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team established that the suspects defrauded GWK an estimated amount of R5 million and it was shared amongst the suspects.

The suspects were served with summons on Friday, 06 November 2020. The court has released them on a warning and they are expected back at court on Tuesday, 06 April 2021.

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