Domestic worker steals 1 million from employer

By Drum Digital
13 March 2012

A domestic worker allegedly stole R1 million hidden in her employer's kist in Cape Town, The Star reported on Tuesday.

Linda Mabhengu was charged with theft after allegedly stealing the money from her boss Harold Manus in Plattekloof.

She allegedly used some of the money to buy a house and a car.

Manus claims she stole R1 million during the six years she worked for him, although she has only been charged with theft of R150,000.

The Asset Forfeiture Unit has attached her house and car, according to the report.

Mabhengu was caught when a man identifying himself as her husband phoned Manus in May 2010 and tipped him off.

Manus took Mabhengu to the Parow police station where he laid a criminal complaint against her.

In a statement to police, she reportedly admitted she was guilty and had stolen R150,000.

Mabhengu had since disappeared.

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