Friday, 16 February 2018

Bloemfontein: The Free State Sports, MEC Mathabo Leeto and Bloemwater CEO, Dr Limakatso Mooros were set to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court this morning on corruption charges.

They were arrested last night in connection with the alleged irregular awarding of tenders dating back to 2013.

During the time of the alleged offences, Leeto, one of the front runners to replace Premier Ace Magashule as Free State ANC chairperson, was still the executive mayor of Matjhabeng municipality in Welkom. The charges were withdrawn in May 2017, but have been reinstated after the Hawks managed to get banks and company statements.

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