Cheeky Watson and others arrested

Cheeky Watson is taken to court by the Hawks. Watson, along with Nadia Gerwel, Andrea Wessels, Mandisa Mkaza and Stephan Pretorius were arrested on Friday morning (31/03/17). Photo: Eugene Coetzee/The Herald.
Cheeky Watson is taken to court by the Hawks. Watson, along with Nadia Gerwel, Andrea Wessels and Mandisi Mkaza were arrested on Friday morning (31/03/17). Photo: Eugene Coetzee/The Herald.

Former EP rugby president Cheeky Watson along with Nadia Gerwel, Andrea Wessels, Mandisi Mkaza were arrested by the Hawks on Friday morning (31/03/17) on charges of fraud or corruption.

Watson, Gerwel, Wessels and Mkaza are currently sitting in the dock in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, waiting for the magistrate to arrive.

The fifth accused, Stephen Pretorius, is believed to be in Cape Town.

The arrests follow a lengthy probe into alleged corrupt activities around the R208-million meant for the city’s Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS).

Also read:

Watson and co-accused out on R2000 bail

‘Millions siphoned’ from bus system

 

Editorial Note:

In a previous version of this article it was incorrectly reported that the fifth accused, Stephen Pretorius, was arrested along with Watson,Gerwel, Wessels and Mkaza.  Pretorius, is believed to have been in Cape Town at the time the arrests were made and did not appear in court along with his co-accused.  Mandisi Mkaza’s name was also incorrectly spelled as Mandisa Mkaza as per the charge sheet. We apologise for the errors

 

 

2 thoughts on “Cheeky Watson and others arrested

  • March 31, 2017 at 9:30 am
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    When were they involved with IPTS?

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    • March 31, 2017 at 10:23 am
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      Isn’t Cheeky Watson the brother of Gavin Watson CEO of Bosasa Group who are also alleged to have corruptly benefited from multimillion rand prison contracts. And also the brother of Ronnie Watson who is involved with the proposed Inyanda wind farm outside PE?

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