A former operations manager at the Eastern Cape health department in Queenstown appeared briefly in the local magistrate’s court on Friday on 28 charges of corruption after he allegedly handled the department’s fuel card irresponsibly and fraudulently handled travel claims.
Hawks spokesman Lwando Zenzile said in a statement that Litho Raymond Kutase, 48, was accused of using a government-issued fuel card during April and May 2012 to refuel his private vehicles. throw and buy other related goods.
“He also demanded for official travel with his private vehicle, when he actually traveled as a passenger in a government vehicle.”
According to Zenzile, an investigation by the Falcons revealed that Kutase’s alleged fraudulent actions cost the state more than R10 000.
Kutase is currently an operations manager at the Western Cape Department of Health in Cape Town.
He was released on warning and is expected to appear in court again on October 2.