More arrests expected in KZN Transport fraud case

More arrests expected in KZN Transport fraud case

Two suspected local fraudsters could be joined by more suspects in the dock when they're back in court.

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Kerissa Pillay and Mervyn Dennis are accused of defrauding the KwaZulu-Natal Transport Department of R1.8 million.

It's alleged they claimed the amount for a road construction project in Umzimkhulu in 2013 that never materialised.

The 31-year-old woman and 52-year-old man appeared briefly in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday on fraud and corruption charges. 

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KZN Hawks spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo says they're out on bail.

"Two accused were arrested by Hawks members in Durban. They were both granted R5 000 bail pending their next court appearance on 15 October. Our investigation is continuing, and more arrests are expected in this case."

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