Six suspects arrested for money laundering

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Hawks on Monday arrested six suspects, Nomthandazo Delsie Khoza (41), Error Mosibudi Makutu (45, Patrick Ngobeni (40), Themba Confidence Khoza (42),Musa Brandon Mathebula (43) and Portia Khoza (44), for 117 counts of fraud, corruption and money laundering.

It is alleged that between May 2019 and November 2020, Khoza , who is the main suspect in this case, was employed as an accounting clerk at the Department of Education in Bushbuckridge, responsible for payments of ex-employees and deceased beneficiaries.

Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi of Mpumalanga Hawks said Khoza allegedly colluded with Mosibudi who is employed as an accounting clerk at the same Department and created fraudulent beneficiaries of late employees, “then channelled payments thereof to themselves and their relatives’ bank accounts, causing an actual loss to the amount of R ‪3 010 475.44 to the Department.”

Four vehicles were seized for further investigation and the business closed.

All the accused appeared in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate Court for their first appearance and were granted bail. The case is postponed to 24 March 2022  for further investigation

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