CAPE TOWN – Authorities in the Eastern Cape could, as part of cases involving alleged municipal corruption in the province, try to recover millions owed to the state.
In four high-profile cases uncovered by a Hawks-led task team, it's alleged that more than R21 million was stolen from three municipalities in the province.
The team was set up to investigate three municipalities apparently identified as the hub of the alleged corrupt activities.
Since then the team has carried out the arrests of former Buffalo City municipality mayors Zukiswa Ncitha and Zukisa Faku, among others.
Hawks provincial spokesperson Anelisa Feni said, “If they are found guilty then some assets will be recovered from them to be able to pay back the state.”