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GAUTENG – The Gauteng Provincial Head of the Hawks, Major General Ebrahim Kadwa has welcomed the sixth arrest on allegations of fraud involving R1.5 million stolen from the National Lotteries Fund.
The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Johannesburg arrested and charged Fulufhelo Promise Kharivhe (41) for alleged fraud that emanated from an altered grant application submitted to the National Lotteries Board for funding in October 2018.
Kharivhe handed herself in at the Hawks’ Johannesburg office on Wednesday morning accompanied by her legal representatives. She was subsequently charged with fraud. Investigation revealed that in October 2018, an amount of R200 000 was transferred into Kharivhe’s company, Thwala Front (Pty) Ltd bank account from a non-profit organisation named The Message. The said organisation has Doctor Tumisang Makweya “Dr Tumi” (39) and wife, Kgaogelo Makweya (36) listed as committee members.
The Palm Ridge Commercial Crime Court granted Kharivhe R3000 bail during her court appearance on the same day also joined by her co-accused, Doctor Tumisang Makweya “Dr Tumi” (39) and wife, Kgaogelo Makweya (36), Chistopher Tshivule (46), Thomas Ndadza (48), Mukondeleli Tshivule (26). The six are expected to return in court on 14 July 2021 for representations outcome and disclosure.