Man tries to cheat pastors out of thousands

2017-12-29 06:00

SIPHELELE NKETO

Siphelele@media24.com


RELIGIOUS leaders from Kokstad are worried after an unknown man tried to cheat pastors out of money.

People have been warned not to speak to a man who calls himself “Mr Mkhize” on the phone.

It was reported that on Monday the man allegedly wanted the contact details of Kokstad pastors.

Jabulani Mhlongo, the KGM disability officer, who manages religious fraternity in Kokstad, said that on Monday the man phoned him and asked for the contact details of pastors who were needed for a workshop in Kokstad.

“The man said he works for Department of Transport and is organising a workshop and a road safety campaign in which pastors have to participate. I believed him and gave him the contact details of several Kokstad pastors,” said Mhlongo, who was surprised when the pastors complained about the man who allegedly tried to cheat them out of a substantial amount of money.

On Monday evening “Mr Mkhize” phoned the chairperson of Kokstad Ministerial Fraternity, Pastor Mbuyiswa Nocanda and asked that R5 000 be sent to him via eWallet.

“At road safety campaigns we do contribute, but we do not give money to people we don’t trust,” said Pastor Nocanda.

He told Fever the man phoned his wife and wanted

R5 000, but he was suspicious and warned other pastors to be aware of him.

Other pastors said the man asked them for R7 000.

“I want criminals, who disturb God’s work, to get harsh punishment from God,” added Nocanda.

At a time of going to press no case had been reported at Kokstad Police Station.

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