A 46-year-old prominent lawyer, Zuko Nonxuba from the Eastern Cape has been granted R80 000 bail after he appeared at the Mthatha Magistrate Court on allegations of fraud today.
Nonxuba was arrested by the Hawks’ Mthatha Serious Commercial Crime investigators at a local hotel on Wednesday when they executed a warrant for his arrest following allegations that he submitted false claims to the Department of Health amounting to approximately R30-million.
It is alleged that in 2013 and 2016, Nonxuba claimed exorbitant funds on behalf of supposed mothers, claiming that they gave birth to children who suffered severe injuries due to apparent negligence by hospital staff.
The matter was reported to the Hawks and investigations revealed that the claim was false. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain his involvement into the same alleged tricks countrywide. The matter has been postponed to the 25th of March 2019, pending further investigations.