Former civil servants appear for fraud

2011-12-12 12:12
Pretoria - Six former civil servants and a physiotherapist appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday for defrauding the department of labour.

Magistrate Maryke de la Rey postponed the matter to January 26.

The seven allegedly defrauded the department's Compensation Fund of R1m.

The six, who formerly worked for the department, are: Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng, Kgabo Methi, Debbie Venter, Tendani Mukomafhedzi and Billy Ramskin.

Physiotherapist Abel Diokano was charged with them.

Fraud, money laundering

They face four counts of fraud and two of money laundering.

Mfeleng and Methi have indicated they would want to re-apply for legal aid assistance.

Mfeleng and Ramaphosa are also involved in two other criminal cases. In the first, they face charges of money laundering and fraud, along with Methi and a physiotherapist, Jones Modau.

This case is set to resume in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday.

In the second case, - related to the Compensation Fund - they face 15 counts of fraud and 26 counts of money laundering.

For this matter, they will appear again in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on February 22.

The fund's main objective is to compensate for disability, illness and death resulting from occupational injuries and diseases.

The seven are all out of custody on warning.

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