The Hawks have reportedly arrested former Stellenbosch University deputy head of student fees, Chris de Beer, in a case linked to SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux
According to News24, De Beer was fired after a forensic investigation found that he and Roux had allegedly transferred money from the university’s reserve funds into Maties rugby club, in order to cover the expenses of rugby players like Peter Grant, Juan de Jongh and Ernst Joubert.
Captain Philani Nkwalase, spokesperson of the Hawks in the Western Cape, confirmed to News24 that a notice was served on the suspect to appear in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on 18 March to face multiple fraud charges, and a charge of money laundering. However, Nkwalase did not say if the suspect was De Beer.
The financial mismanagement trial against Roux is set to get underway in the Western Cape High Court on 13 May.