Former Eastern Cape Health employee jailed for graft

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A former Eastern Cape Health Department employee has pleaded guilty to fraud charges. Baxolile Ngoloyi has been convicted of fraud, corruption and money laundering, involving over R357,000 by the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Gqeberha.

An EWN report notes that from December 2017 to mid-2018, he conspired with Sithembile Smith, the sole director of Eza Services and Suppliers, a construction company based in Cookhouse, to use the business’ bank account.

This so he could facilitate fraudulent payments from the department.

The National Prosecuting Authority's Anelisa Ngcakani said: “He colluded with a business person by processing and approving payments from the department to the business account for services, which were never rendered. His case was postponed to 3 May 2021 for sentence proceedings.”

 

Full EWN report (Open access)

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