Former Eskom employee sentenced for R2.6 million Fraud

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Nwabisa Ngxola (40), a former Administration Clerk at Eskom, was found guilty and sentenced by the Mbombela Specialized Commercial Crime Court on Wednesday, 3 May 2023.  She was arrested for Fraud, Corruption and Money Laundering.

Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Dineo Sekgotodi said  Ngxola was sentenced to ten (10) years imprisonment for sixteen (16) counts of fraud. “A further seven years imprisonment for thirty-nine (39) counts of corruption and another additional seven years imprisonment for forty-eight (48) counts of money laundering were imposed on the accused”.

The conviction and sentence followed a lengthy investigation conducted by the Nelspruit Hawks  Serious Commercial Crime Investigation, in collaboration with Eskom Forensic Investigators.

Sekgotodi added that it is alleged that during November 2013 the accused who was working as an administration Clerk at Eskom together with her co-accused Cinderella Moropane, colluded with Chimanzi, the sole Director of Chimanzi Investments and submitted fraudulent invoices to Eskom for services which were never rendered.

“These fraudulent transactions were channelled to Chimanzi Investment business accounts, which prejudiced Eskom to the amount of R2.6 million”.

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