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Two suspects who were arrested on fraud and money laundering charges committed in Nelspruit and Middleburg made a brief appearance in the Middleburg Magistrates Court.
The 28 years old Nomsa Mmuyane and Thabo Morokong were arrested on Wednesday by the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation following a complaint by victims who said they gave the said suspects money after they were promised jobs.
Hawks’ Spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said victims responded to a job advertisement where they were told to send their CVs as usual.
They later on received calls where they told to deposit money ranging from R 500.00 to R 3500.00 if they don’t want to go through the formalities of interviews and start working immediately.
“Deposits were made but the suspects started ignoring their calls. They tried all means to locate them without a success until they decided to report the matter to the police.”
She said that an intelligence driven operation led to the arrest of the two suspects.
Their case was postponed to December 4th pending further investigations after R 5000.00 bail was granted to Mmuyane while Morokong was denied bail.