A Bentley luxury vehicle and a multimillion-rand plot of land belonging to Kimberley nightclub owner Kenyaditswe McDonald Visser are among the assets listed for seizure by the State in the latest PPE tender investigation.
A BENTLEY luxury vehicle and a multimillion-rand plot of land belonging to Kimberley nightclub owner Kenyaditswe McDonald Visser are among the assets listed for seizure by the State in the latest personal protective equipment (PPE) tender investigation.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson Mojalefa Senokoatsane said that the property related to an erf in Ceres Street, Hillcrest, that was acquired by Visser for R4.4 million.
Senokoatsane added that Visser’s 2015 model Bentley Continental GT V8 convertible was purchased for an amount exceeding R2 million.
“Both the property and vehicle that are registered in the name of Stilofin (Pty) Ltd and were bought with the proceeds of the money received from the Northern Cape Department of Health are included in the preservation order.”
Senokoatsane indicated that Visser and MKV Investments (Pty) Ltd were opposing the preservation order in the Northern Cape High Court.
“The case has been remanded to September 22.”
The officials arrested in connection with a R16.9 million PPE tender that was awarded by the Northern Cape Department of Health between March and December 2020 include the head of department, Dr Dion Theys, the chief financial officer, Daniel Gaborone, the deputy director of finance, Victor Nyokong, the director of supply chain management, Montgomery Lifa Faas, the assistant administration director of supply chain management, Siyabolela Booi, the assistant director of communicable diseases, Goitsemodimo Piet Moseki, and a retired deputy director in the nursing directorate communicable diseases, Elizabeth Dibueng Manyetsa.
The director of MKV Investments (Pty) Ltd, Kenyaditswe McDonald Visser, MKV Investments (PTY) Ltd and the director of Stilofin (Pty) Ltd, Agnes Bogatsu, are also implicated.
On August 23, Faas, Booi, and Bogatso were released on bail of R10,000 each, while Visser paid the highest bail of R50,000 in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court.
Moseki and Manyetsa were each granted bail of R5,000.
Theys, Gaborone, and Victor Nyokong spent the weekend behind bars as the State opposed their bail application on August 24 after witnesses reported verbal and non-verbal threats that were made against them.
Nyokong is also facing a matter in the Northern Cape High Court.
The three accused were released on bail of R5,000 on August 28.
The accused are expected to reappear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on October 16, where they are facing charges of contravening the Public Finance Management Act, fraud, corruption and money laundering.