HAWKS ARREST RATLOU MUNICIPALITY MANAGER FOR ALLEGED FAILURE TO FOLLOW TENDER PROCESSES

Cassius Sebatane Sejake (45) was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation on Monday, for 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.

It’s alleged that as the accounting officer, the suspect failed to take reasonable steps to ensure that public procurement processes were followed and observed. Service providers were allegedly appointed without a competitive bidding process.

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