Four accused, Dr Danisa Baloyi (63), Dominic Ntsele (52), Bibi Hawa Khan (48), and Abubaker Ebrahim Khan (46) appeared before the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday facing charges of fraud and theft.
Dr Baloyi and the other three co-accused handed themselves in at the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation offices in Johannesburg on Wednesday. They were then charged accordingly and subsequently appeared in court.
This follows a 2018 investigation by the Hawks after it emerged that in March 2017, Dr Baloyi who is a former president of Black Business Council (BBC), approached Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)’s Executives for a Radical Economic Transformation campaign for fundraising donation of R5 million.
Dr Baloyi allegedly submitted the name of a company and its banking details which allegedly was nominated to run the fundraising event. The funds were transferred into Merit Energy PTY Ltd owned by Bibi Hawa Khan and her brother Abubaker Ebrahim Khan.
Further investigations revealed that the funds were later transferred into another business account, Incentive Driven Marketing owned by Dominic Ntsele, which was utilised for the fundraising it was not intended for.
The accused have been granted R5000 bail each and the case is postponed to the 3rd of July 2019 at the same court for docket disclosure.