‘Political affect’ used to sway tenders value R75m in Nelson Mandela Bay

The accused – recognized as Mhleleli Mlungisi Tshamase, Walter Shaidi, Fareed Fakir, Rukaard Abrahams, Andrea Joleen Wessels, Nadia Gerwel, Dawid Eduard Le Roux, Zandisile Qupe and Thando Ngcolomba – have been launched on bail between R5,000 and R100,000. The state didn’t oppose bail because the accused didn’t pose a flight danger.

They have been charged along with Fakir’s corporations Heerkos Tasks Cc, Jarami Cc and Erastyle Pty Ltd Fakir, Abrahams’ Dankovista Pty Ltd, Wessels’ Zeranza 299 Pty Ltd and Le Roux’s Le Roux Inc.

Officers ‘abused their positions’

“Typically, the person accused performed numerous roles inside the syndicate. It’s alleged that Qupe, Ngcolomba and the late Bobani, political workplace bearers, wielded political energy inside the Nelson Mandela metro constructions and used their positions to manage decision-making within the procurement processes,” Ngwema mentioned.

“They obtained the cooperation of particular people and influenced appointments in essential municipal positions in addition to the appointment of individuals and entities as suppliers or consultants who have been prepared to advance the pursuits of the syndicate.

“It’s alleged Tshamase, Shaidi and Gerwel have been municipal officers who abused their positions to handle the inner Nelson Mandela metro processes in methods designed to make sure the irregular appointment of Heerkos Tasks CC, Jarami CC, Erastyle Pty Ltd (all Fakir’s corporations) and Le Roux Inc (Le Roux’s firm) as suppliers or consultants, and consequently paid giant quantities into the businesses’ respective financial institution accounts.