Hlamalani Dorris Mashimbye (47) appeared before Malamulele magistrate court today, Monday 12 October 2020.
Mashimbye was arrested last Friday by the Hawks following a hardly three weeks after receiving a complaint of COVID-19 social relief funds fraud from Mtititi community outside Malamulele.
Between April and August 2020, Mashimbye who is a director of Mtititi Drop in Center allegedly claimed R3.2 million COVID-19 social relief funds from the UIF on behalf of her 242 former Malamulele based Extended Public Works Program (EPWP) workers.
“It was established during the investigation that the workers contract was terminated before the country’s lock down was declared by the State President. It is further alleged that the claimed money never reached the pockets of the former workers”, said Captain Matimba Maluleke.
She was remanded in custody until 19 October 2020 for a formal bail application.