AFU seizes R2.1m of fraud doctor's assets

2012-02-03 21:34

Johannesburg - The Assets Forfeiture Unit (AFU) has seized assets worth R2.1m from a physiotherapist convicted of defrauding the labour department, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Friday.

The order against Dr Jurry Sehunoe was granted by the North Gauteng High Court, NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said in a statement.

"The curator has today [Friday] executed the order and attached immovable property in the form of a house at 19 Baulienia Avenue, Geelhout Park, Rustenburg, household items as well as two vehicles," he said.

Sehunoe, who is based in Rustenburg, was found guilty of defrauding the labour department's Compensation Fund of more than R5m last year after pleading guilty to 28 counts of money laundering and 15 cases of fraud.

He will be sentenced in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crime Court on March 28.

Mhaga said Sehunoe was part of a syndicate which submitted fictitious claims suggesting that employees had been treated for injuries and other illnesses suffered on duty.

Two former officials at the Compensation Fund are accused with him, but they have yet to plead.

The trial of Maxwell Ramaphosa and Samuel Mfeleng starts in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on February 22.

  • Alva - 2012-02-03 22:34

    Not surprised at all. The compensation commissioner's office/ labour needs a serious overall. One of the most useless departments of government. Filled with grossly incompetent people. Disgraceful considering the plight of unemployed and injured at work people in this country. Hope JZ addresses this in his state of the nation address. Mildred Oliphant has to rise to the occasion and do her job.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-02-04 07:14

    Didn't give the Anc cadres their cut .

      shanan.jacpasad - 2012-08-17 00:48

      wtf Moron

  • Schalk Burger - 2012-02-04 08:27

    That should also happen to corrupt government officials and ministers. It is funny that this only happen to normal people but I can't recall that it ever happened to a minister

      comurray - 2012-02-04 12:47

      Will never happen to them as they are classed as "royal game" or untouchables.

  • paul.prinsloo3 - 2012-02-04 17:07

    I have been a paraplegic for 47 years and a double amputee since 1997. Expenses that hold relevance to my condition had, for more than 36 years, been paid, and then doctors refused to have me as a patient when I sought admission with written consent of the Commissioner's office, a reference number and a member of the Comm.'s staff,which practitioners could phone, but nobody, including pharmacies, are interested to give the authorization a glance. I was told gory stories of non-payment and payment disputes, where the Commissioner's office claimed that payments had been made. During 1998 onwards, I suffered because of that, being 73 years of age and a pensioner. I was advised by somebody within the Commissioner's office to pay for the services and to submit claims for refunds, with all subscriptions and receipts accompanying my application. On my first effort I handed my appl. to someone at the counter who personally handed it to the (Female) doctor who assess claims and approve payments. After a few weeks I made inquiries to learn that the doctor lost my application and receipts. I tried again, also with a substantial claim, but phoned the legal department within the Commissioner's office beforehand, and told the person that I spoke to, what my problem had been. It was arranged for someone to meet me at the checkpoint within the building, and to hand the folder to the (same)doctor. She lost that one as well and I am a few hundred thousand rand out of pocket by now.

  • mmoledis - 2012-04-12 09:48

    Doctors yerrrr damet!

  • Brian Nobin - 2014-10-13 20:03

    Sehunoe must have given the Labour Department a full massage!

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