Labour fraud trial postponed

2011-12-14 13:23
Pretoria - Three former employees of the labour department's compensation fund and a physiotherapist will stand trial in March.

The four, who appeared briefly in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Wednesday charged with fraud and money laundering, were ordered by Magistrate Dawie Jacobs to return to court on March 2.

Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng, Kgabo Methi, and physiotherapist Jones Modau face three counts of fraud and 14 of money laundering involving about R500 000.

The three former officials of the department of labour (DoL) are accused of colluding with Modau in siphoning monies from the fund by creating fictitious claims and channelling the money into their accounts.

Mfeleng and Ramaphosa are also involved in two other fraud-related cases.

In the first, they face 22 counts of fraud totalling more than R3.8m and 28 counts of money laundering amounting to more than R860 000. They are out on bail of R3 000 for that case.

They are also alleged to be a part of a group of seven people, among them another physiotherapist, accused of defrauding the DoL's compensation fund. In this case they face four counts of fraud and two counts of money laundering amounting to about R1m.

The compensation fund is a public entity of the DoL. The fund provides a cushion for workers injured or disabled at work or suffering from diseases related to work.

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