Suspect appeared in court for Barberton Mine fraud exceeding R1.1 Million

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A former Administration Clerk at Barberton mine, Bhekinkosi Fana Madonsela (30), appeared before the Barberton Magistrate Court on Tuesday 11 May 2021. He was arrested by the Hawks for fraud, theft and money laundering.

Madonselas’ arrest followed his alleged link to a share of R300 000.00 received from his accomplices.

Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said Madonsela, along with Precious Nontobeko Magongo (36) were former Barberton mine employees, working as Clerk  Administrators. “Magongo was the first suspect to be arrested on the 01 March 2021 for receiving undue payment of  almost half a Million rand (R497 885.00) fraudulently.”

Sekgotodi added that these undue payments were reportedly carried out by the main suspect, Simphiwe Sangwenyi (38), also a mine employee working as a financial Administrator. “Sangweni is still being sought by the Hawks and a warrant of arrest was issued by Court on the 5 November 2020 against him.”

The trio colluded and cost the Barberton mine a total loss of R ‪1 156 700.00 through misrepresentation. Sangweni transferred money from Barberton mine account to his personal account and further distributed it to different accounts of  Magongo and Madonsela. Internal investigation was conducted and the accused disappeared.

The case against Madonsela was postponed to 12 July 2021 and he was released on R5 000.00 bail.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *