MPUMALANGA – Fotoboy Makua (55) a well-known business man and owner of Foto Security Company National-wide. was remanded in custody by the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 05 May 2021 after he was arrested by members of the Hawks Serious commercial Crime Investigation for fraud and Money laundering.
The Hawks investigation has linked Makua to Annica Van Staden (46), a real estate agent who was sought and arrested by the by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team at her hideout in Boksburg, Gauteng on Monday 26 April 2021. It has now been established that the pair were working together when selling the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses without the knowledge of Tokologo and Rockdale based owners.
The buyers allegedly paid money into Van Staden business trust account, trading as Housing First Eiendomme. As soon as the money was received into her account, it would be transferred to her private account and also to Makua’s account as well as others.
Makua and Van Staden are expected back in court on Tuesday,11 May 2021. More arrests have not been ruled out as investigations continue.