Two Limpopo officials involved in VBS saga granted R30 000 bail

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The two Thulamela municipal officials who were arrested for alleged corruption and maladministration related to the investment made by the municipality in the now-defunct VBS Mutual Bank have been granted R30 000 bail each.

The former Municipal Mayor and current member of Municipal Council at Vhembe District Municipality, Avhashoni Tshifhango, and Thulamela Municipal Manager Hlengani Maluleleke were arrested by the Hawks on Monday.

Maluleke has been charged with contravention of the Municipal Finance Management Act.

Tshifhango faces a corruption charge for allegedly accepting a vehicle valued at more than half a million rand through a well-known VBS money laundering third party.

The case has been postponed to May 24, 2022, at the Special Commercial Court in Polokwane.

Meanwhile, ANC spokesperson in Limpopo, Donald Selamolela, says the party will be monitoring all VBS-related court cases against its members with keen interest.

SABC News Reporter Michael Makhungo explains the charges in detail: