#Bosasa arrests a step in the right direction, says Hawks boss
Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya is the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks). Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency (ANA)
Johannesburg – Hawks national head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has welcomed the arrest of seven people on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud involving the prisons department and Bosasa.
“I appreciate that the attendance of the accused in court is finally secured," Lebeya said.
"It is a step in the right direction and I am looking forward to proper conclusion of the matter with a verdict in court."
"The sweeping high-profile arrests follows a marathon investigation wherein almost R1.6 billion is said to have been misappropriated in the tender processes for the procurement of various services by the department of Correctional Services," the Hawks said in a statement.
"The tenders were awarded to Bosasa Operations (Pty) Ltd and its affiliated or subsidiary companies."
Hawks national head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has welcomed the arrest of seven people in connection with corruption …