Ex-Bulls player in court for fraud

2012-12-14 18:03

Johannesburg - Former Blue Bulls rugby player Paul Jacobus Botes was arrested and has appeared in court for fraud, the Hawks said on Friday.

"He was arrested at his home in Pretoria on 20 counts of fraud, amounting to R20m," said Captain Paul Ramaloko.

He said Botes, 50, was arrested on Wednesday at his home in Pretoria, after an investor registered a complaint with the serious economic offence unit of the Hawks.

"The complaint was investigated and it was found that Botes allegedly defrauded over 20 people through his Botes Brokers [company]."

Ramaloko said Botes appeared at the Specialised Commercial Court in Pretoria on Wednesday and was granted R10 000 bail. His case was postponed to February 21.

"We expect to add more charges against him," Ramaloko said.

He called on people who believed they might have been defrauded through Botes' company to contact Warrant Officer Ben Mokoena at the serious economic offence unit of the Hawks on 082 415 5898.

  • John - 2012-12-14 18:19

    What is it with these bulls players......?

      liesure.larry - 2012-12-14 18:51


  • pgmdesouza - 2012-12-14 18:23

    Go bulls!!

  • lawrence.meyer.14 - 2012-12-14 18:47

    Fraud! Ha, more like how many refs he paid off... Surely Tappa had to be one of them!!

      nibiru.sekkiejorge - 2012-12-15 07:00

      Don't forget Craig Joubert super final Sowetu

  • bongani.mtsweni.35 - 2012-12-15 07:30

    I'm not surprised that there are no insults in the comments and that there are very few comments, because its a white man but if it was a black person.....

      helen.watermelon.16 - 2012-12-15 11:12

      Bongani what a ridiculous comment,wake up

      jacowium - 2012-12-15 14:27

      And the chip on the shoulder award of the day goes to Bongani.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-12-16 10:32

      Oh Bongani - what is it with you and colour ? You blacks have chips on your shoulders and will never get rid of them while you're black. Do yourself a favour and get a Michael Jackson. For heavens sake this EX Bull is a fraud, and he is white, he must go to court and get tried like every other colour nation in this country !!!!

  • burger.geldenhuys - 2012-12-15 08:34

    You racist black man you..

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-12-16 10:34

      burger it never ceases to amaze me about our black brothers, Crikey, they're ruling the country, they have the jobs, they have everything and yet they're still not happy. Surely a skin colour cannot make you THAT unhappy ? or am I thick ?

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