Mnquma municipal manager Tantsi’s fraud case pushed back a day

Arrested Mnquma municipal manager Sindile Tantsi will now appear in Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and not today as previously scheduled.

Mnquma municipal manager Sindile Tantsi. Picture: FILE

Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani  Mulaudzi said this was because “specialised investigators working on the fraud and corruption case finished their work late last night. There are still some information we need to verify”.

Mulaudzi said: “Tomorrow we will still be within the 48 hours limit to arrest and charge a suspect.”

Scores of people clad in ANC regalia are seated in the A-Court of the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court where Tantsi was supposed to have appeared.

The municipal manager was arrested on the N2 road near Mthatha on Tuesday morning.

His arrest relates to a R10-million tender Mnquma issued two years ago and subsequent kickbacks.