The Atamelang Magistrates Court released the former Acting Municipal Manager of Ratlou Local Municipality, Cassius Sejake (45), on R5000 bail.

Sejake was arrested by the Directorate For Priority Crimes Investigations, also known as the Hawks, for allegedly flouting tender processes to the value of R7,8 million between 2018 and 2019 in his capacity as acting municipal manager.

This is deemed as a serious contravention of the Municipal Finance Management Act under Section 173 (fruitless and wasteful expenditure).

The bail condition is that he should not be in contact with the state witnesses at the Ratlou Local Municipality where he is still employed.

The matter is set to resume at the Atamelang Regional Court on 27 November 2020.