NORTH WEST – Thebeyagae Petrus Hotane (47) who is currently employed as a Chief Legal Advisor at Tswaing Municipality, was arrested this morning by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation and made a brief appearance before the Delareyville Magistrate’s Court for alleged fraud worth over R1.4 million.

It is alleged that the accused was hired by a widow in 2019, to manage the affairs of her late husband’s estate. The accused however gave the client R68 000 and subsequently made unauthorised withdrawals of more than R1.4 million from the estate which he kept for himself.

The matter was thoroughly investigated leading to his subsequent arrest. The accused was released on R5000 bail and the matter was postponed to 09 July 2021 for further investigation.