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R10.8 million corruption case: Correctional Facility former Deputy Director sentenced

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation is content about the sentences that were handed down against the former Deputy Director at Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Facility, Musiiwa Clement Raphalalani (57) by the Sibasa Regional Court on 31 January 2023.

During 2017, Raphalalani who was a procurement officer at the facility connived with his apparent lover, Delicia Sadiki to award tenders to Vhalenda Zwashu Trading Enterprise without following due processes.

Raphalalani and his co-accused were arrested during a sting operation by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation members in December 2018.

The Hawks’ investigation revealed that Sadiki is a director of Vhalenda Zwashu Trading Enterprise. The company benefitted R10.8 million out of these corrupt activities.

The court found Raphalalani guilty on nine counts of fraud and corruption on 20 October 2022.

He received a sentence ranging from R8000 to R20 000-00 fine or 15 months to six years imprisonment for five counts of corruption. He further received a fine ranging from R8000-00 to R25 000-00 or 18 months to seven years imprisonment for four counts of fraud.

Raphalalani will serve a total of 32 years direct imprisonment with an option of a total of R120 000-00 fine.

The Provincial Head of the Hawks in Limpopo province, Major General Gopz Govender applauded the investigation team for a sterling work that led to the conviction and sentencing of the accused on numerous counts of fraud and corruption. “I would like to extend my gratitude to the prosecution team and the judiciary for ensuring that justice prevails,” he added.

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