National Lottery Funds fraud allegation worth R1.5 million

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 A 26-year-old woman, Mukondeleli Tshivule appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Court on Wednesday on fraud-related allegations involving over R1.5 million allegedly stolen from the National Lotteries Funds.

The Hawks’  in Johannesburg discovered through their investigations that Tshivule is allegedly one of the signatories for the bank account opened at a Louis Trichardt ABSA branch which allegedly received over R1.5 million applied for by a non-profit organization, The Message in 2018.

Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamusaid further investigation revealed that Tshivule,  is the niece to one of the co-accused, Chistopher Tshivule (46).

A well-known gospel star, Doctor Tumisang Victor Makweya, also known as Dr Tumi (39), his wife Kgaogelo Sara Makweya (36) and Thomas Ndadza (48) allegedly submitted altered grant application documents to the National Lotteries Board for approval of funds on projects in 2018.

Tshivule handed herself in at the Hawks office in Johannesburg accompanied by her attorney and was subsequently charged for fraud. The court granted Tshivule a R2000 bail and the case was postponed to Wednesday, 26 May 2021 for docket disclosure where she will be joining her co-accused who have since been released on bail.

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