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Correctional supervision for former EFF provincial leader

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Former EFF provincial leader Aubrey Baartman was sentenced to three years of correctional supervision by the Springbok Magistrate’s Court following his conviction for contravening the Municipal Finance Management Act.

Former EFF provincial leader Aubrey Baartman. File picture: Danie van der Lith

FORMER EFF provincial leader Aubrey Baartman was sentenced to three years of correctional supervision by the Springbok Magistrate’s Court following his conviction for contravening the Municipal Finance Management Act.

Baartman, 64, was the municipal manager of Nama Khoi Municipality in the Northern Cape at the time of the commission of the offence.

Hawks provincial spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Tebogo Thebe said on Tuesday that Baartman and his three co-accused made numerous court appearances after being accused of fraud offences that occurred in June 2013 at Nama Khoi Municipality.

“The other three accused were acquitted on all charges,” said Thebe.

He added that Baartman was found guilty on June 12, 2023, of awarding a tender for the supply of paving bricks and kerbs worth over R79.9 million without following the correct tender procedures.

“The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team investigated the matter and the accused appeared before court during 2021,” said Thebe

The provincial head of the Hawks, Major-General Stephen Mabuela, congratulated the team for the successful prosecution.

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