Three suspects have been arrested over the weekend in relation to a R4.8 million Makgatho Community Property Association theft case.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Hawks, the three  suspects include a former member of Parliament, the former chairperson of Makgatho Community Property Association and a bank employee.

It is alleged that between 2015 and 2018, the suspects connived and awarded a farming tender to a company linked to the wife of the senior municipal official without following due processes.

The latest arrests follow that of a senior Molemole Municipality official who was nabbed on Friday.

The suspects will appear in the Polokwane Magistrate Court on Monday to face theft charges.

Below is the full statement on the arrests: