A former senior official at Social Security Agency (Sassa) will appear in the Kimberley Serious Commercial Crimes Court on charges of corruption and money laundering in September.
The 52-year-old suspect allegedly received a bribe of R60 000 in 2010 for her involvement in facilitating an inflated long-term lease agreement for the government agency by Trifecta Holdings.
The owner of Trifecta, Christo Scholtz, and former African National Congress (ANC) provincial Chair John Block are currently incarcerated for their involvement in the lease agreements with various government departments.
Provincial Hawks spokesperson, Nomthandazo Mnisi says an amount of R60 000 was paid in the form of gratification.
“It is alleged that in the years 2009 and 2010, the Trifecta Holdings allegedly paid a senior practitioner in the facility management and auxiliary support of Sassa an amount of R60 000 in a form of gratification. By virtue of her position the senior practitioner facilitated proper execution of lease agreement between Trifecta Group of companies and Sassa.”