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gavel thumb100 Diamond Fields Advertiser reports that the former chief financial officer of Karoo Hoogland Municipality, Marius Botha, and bogus company owner, Ockert Cloete, were on Monday ordered to pay the Asset Forfeiture Unit for unduly benefiting from the proceeds of crime.  

In May they were found guilty in the Williston Regional Court on nine charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering and for contravening the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA).  The Asset Forfeiture Unit ordered Botha to repay R100,000, while Cloete was ordered to repay R50,000 to recover the proceeds of crime.  The former municipal manager at the municipality, Louis Nothnagel, was found guilty of contravening the MFMA, for failing to prevent corruption.  The charges related to undue payments that were made to a bogus company that was appointed by the municipality to install 600 solar geysers for the community in Williston.  Sentencing procedures were due to begin on Tuesday.


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