The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation will probe the construction of the controversial Lesseyton sports facility built near Komani in the Eastern Cape.

A complaint was lodged against Enoch Mgijima Municipality following a R22 million tender awarded to build the sports facility.

Speaking on behalf of the Hawks, Brigadier Nomthandazo Mbambo says the matter is receiving the necessary attention.

“The Hawks would like to ensure all and sundry that the matter is receiving the necessary attention. The probe is still in its infancy stages and as soon as all statements and necessary documents have been obtained and perused, the matter will be referred to the Director for Public Prosecutions for decision to prosecute.”

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The Hawks are also investigating alleged irregularities with the procurement of Personal Protection Equipment by the police, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Spokesperson for the Hawks, Nomthandazo Mbambo, says they have already collected evidence of the alleged corrupt expenditure, but has added that the investigation is ongoing.

“The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation can confirm that an investigation into alleged corrupt expenditure by the SAPS in the procurement of PPE between April and July 2020 is under way. Investigation is continuing and evidence is being collected against a number of companies, of which search and seizure operations were conducted and the seized items and articles are now being analysed.”