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ASTERN CAPE – The Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crime Court convicted Nocebo Motolwana (51) on 27 October 2021 on numerous charges of fraud.

In 2015, Motolwana was employed by a broker called Stone Link underwritten by Assupol Insurance company in Mthatha district. She was employed to recruit clients to take insurance policies on behalf of Assupol. Motolwana fraudulently submitted false payslips, identity documents and bank statements to Stone Link as if the clients wilfully took insurance policies whereas they did not.

After numerous complaints by victims, Stone Link lodged a complaint with the Mthatha based Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team which culminated in the arrest of Motolwana on 6 December 2017. She was released on a R5000 bail the same day. The company was prejudiced R120 000 in cash which was paid to her as commission for her fraudulent submissions.

After numerous court appearances she was ultimately convicted and the matter was remanded to 11 November 2021 for sentencing.