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).
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