Tenth Person arrested for R28m looting funds meant for farmers
The ANC welcomes the arrest of the tenth person in relation to the R28 million stolen from a fund meant to assist Mpumalanga farmers. The official, Yolanda Nontsikelelo Nkambule, appeared before the Malelane Magistrate’s Court after she was arrested by the Nelspruit-based Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit for fraud. She forms part of the previous nine trustees who were arrested on the 14th April 2022.
It is alleged that between December 2019 and October 2020, the accused looted Mpumalanga farmers’ (fund), through misrepresentation by creating and submitting fictitious invoices to RCL Food Distributors and Akwandze, stealing from the funds and prejudicing both entities, causing an actual loss amount of R28 million. All the accused face charges of fraud and money laundering.
The ANC applauds the work done by the Hawks. The government, working with the people will defeat corruption.