An Eastern Cape Department of Education senior official, her brother and her husband are currently appearing at the Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court on charges of fraud and money laundering.

The senior official was arrested this morning. Her brother and a husband later handed themselves over to the police in Zwelitsha near Qonce.

The Hawks say the official failed to declare her business interests and used her sister’s company to carry out the alleged fraud and money laundering.

“The suspects that were outstanding, they’ve handed themselves in , the husband to the director has arrived together with the brother to the director has also arrived. As we are speaking the charging process is being finalised. Very soon they will appear in the Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court. Yes the investigations have been thoroughly done, the evidence that is brought to court is convincing so we are very positive about the case,” says Hawks spokesperson Yolisa Mgolodela.

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