PRETORIA – Four suspects including two companies appeared briefly at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on charges of racketeering, corruption and fraud.
Mr Pragasen Reddy (40), Siviwe Mafanya (55), Sibusiso Khumalo (48) and Douglas Rikhotso (41) were arrested by the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation on Wednesday and taken directly to court where they were each granted R15 000 bail.
The suspects were also ordered to hand over their passports.
Two other suspects could not appear in court, one due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions and the other resides in Cape Town. Efforts are already underway to secure the suspects appearance in Johannesburg.
The suspects are facing three (3) charges of racketeering, eight (8) charges of fraud and two (2) charges of corruption. The suspects are expected to appear at the same court on 01 October 2020.