KWAZULU-NATAL – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) Durban Serious Corruption Investigation arrested four suspects aged between 27 and 44 for fraud, corruption, and money laundering.
It is alleged that during the period November 2018 and October 2019 the Chief Financial Officer made misrepresentations to Coastal KZN TVET College with regard to a lucrative investment opportunity for the institution.
The Chief Financial Officer allegedly colluded with an attorney to create an investment proposal purporting to have come from a bank.
It was then presented and accepted by the college. As a result, the college invested R30 million into a bank account similar to that of the college when in fact it was false.
The college later discovered that no investment was never made on their behalf.
The Hawks were consulted to investigate culminating in the arrest of the suspects. They are expected to appear in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Friday