Bloem Water CEO, Limakatso Moorosi appeared briefly at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court last Friday, March 02, on charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud alongside her co-accused MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Mathabo Leeto. The case has been postponed for trial in the Free State High Court, set to start on July 30. The duo is currently released on warning.
Charges related to money laundering and corruption at the Matjhabeng Local Municipality whilst Moorosi the CFO. Since her arrest, Moorosi has been evading the media, pulling her hat over her face every time the media tries to capture her pictures.
It is alleged that in 2009 the duo awarded a multi-million rand tender to procure photocopy machines and install a telephone system and CCTV cameras for the municipality, without following correct tender procedures.
The current Free State MEC for Economic Development, Tourism, Environmental Affairs and Small Business, Benny Malakoane, who was at that time the Municipal Manager, is also implicated and expected to stand trial. Since Moorosi, the bulk water supplier has not commented on the arrest of its top official. Meanwhile, NPA’s spokesperson, Phaladi Shuping maintained to Dumelang News that there was new evidence that will certainly secure a conviction.