Tebogo Msimanga |
The Middelburg Regional Court on Monday, 26 July 2021 sentenced a 38-year-old former member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Sipho Msiza to ten years imprisonment for fraud.
On 13 January 2015, the accused presented a cloned bank card for payment of a cell phone amounting to R6500 at one of the shops in Middelburg.
Mpumalanga Hawks Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said during the payment, the manager noticed a discrepancy with the card and called the police. “Three more cloned cards were found in his possession. He was arrested and charged for contravention of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act.”
The case was transferred to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Middelburg for a further investigation which has resulted in Msiza being convicted and sentenced.