Peterson is expected to return to his office next week after being placed on suspension
THE BAIL of the assistant IT director at the Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison, Dennis Peterson, has been extended after a bid to revoke his bail was dismissed in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Peterson is expected to return to his office next week after being placed on suspension.
The accused was initially arrested by the Hawks on charges of corruption, for allegedly flouting supply chain management procedures and receiving a kickback for a tender that was awarded for the purchase of a computer backup system.
He was later also charged with intimidating a whistle-blower, thereby violating his bail conditions.
Kimberley magistrate Dolly Mokoto extended Peterson’s bail until Friday, where he will reappear with his co-accused, Mosimanegape Victor Motaung, in connection with the corruption charges.
Both accused were released on bail of R3 000 in January.
Mokoto advised Peterson that he would face consequences if he did not adhere to his bail conditions.