Alleged fraudsters in court for siphoning money from contractors bank accounts

EASTERN CAPE – Mandiswa Senzo (25) and Mawethu Makhubalo (40) are expected to appear in the Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday, 11 July 2022 on charges of fraud following their arrest in Germiston.

Tyeks Plant Hire was awarded a water installation tender to various villages falling under OR Tambo Municipality. The director of Tyeks Plant Hire appointed three sub-contractors to do the job given the vastness of the area.

It is further reported that on 04 March 2022, the director of Tyeks Plant Hire paid the sub – contractors cash to the value of R1 million. However on 7 March 2022, it is alleged that the director was confronted by his sub-contractors claiming that they never received the money in their bank accounts.

On attending to the complaint, the director discovered that the bank accounts of the sub-contractors were allegedly changed. He lodged a complaint with the Mthatha based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team for probing which resulted in the arrest of two suspects in Germiston on 7 July 2022.

The duo allegedly hacked the accounts of the sub-contractors and prejudiced them the total cash of R1 million which was paid by Tyeks Plant Hire. They made a short appearance in Germiston magistrate’s court and are expected to appear in Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes court on Monday.

Source: South African Police Service

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