The pre-trial hearing of the six people accused of corruption related charges linked to the R15.3 million contract to erect shacks at the Talana hostel in Tzaneen, Limpopo, is expected to start at the local court on Monday morning.

Businesswoman, Constance Mohlala alongside five  employees of the Housing Development Agency, each face three counts of fraud, three of theft as well as three more of forgery.

It is alleged that that businesswoman, Mohlala and her company, Aventino Group, which is the 7th accused before court, submitted fraudulent documents when bidding for the tender.

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The other accused are Talana project manager Raymond Maoto, Simphiwe Maphisa, Tsokollo Monareng, Lerato Lekhutso, the acting supply chain manager at the HDA, Jeremiah Makofane, who were members of the bid committee that recommended Mohlala’s company for the contract.

Mohlala is out on bail of R20 000, while her co-accused are out R10 000 bail each.

Last week Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha welcomed the Special Investigating Unit’s report on the R15.3 million tender for the provision of temporary accommodation structures at the Talana Hostel in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Mathabatha referred the contract to the SIU for investigation in July last year.

Mathabatha’s Spokesperson, Willie Mosoma said the premier is pleased that the probe found no wrongdoing by officials from the provincial housing department.