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Fake death accused in court

2012-10-09 13:27

Durban - Five people accused of faking a death to collect life insurance appeared in the Durban Commercial Crime Court on Tuesday.

The case against three sisters - Zodwa Ngcobo, Thulile Madondo, and Zandile Linda - was postponed to October 22 for a plea.

Sibongiseni Thabethe and Brian Khumalo would appear in court again on November 20. Their matter was postponed for further investigations.

Captain Thulani Zwane said that on Saturday the five accused apparently used a stolen identity document, belonging to Mandisa Mkhwebula, without her knowledge, to take out death cover.

"After nine months of paying monthly premiums, they declared her dead and prepared the necessary documents with home affairs, a funeral parlour and a doctor to enable them to claim," said Zwane.

A 47-year-old Isipingo doctor allegedly supplied a blank death notification form to the sisters to help them make the claim. The doctor, Aime Callixte Bakundukze, would appear alongside Thabethe and Khumalo at their next court date.

Comments
  • Alan - 2012-10-09 13:49

    The entertainment in this country gets better by the day

      tony.angel.3975 - 2012-10-09 14:27

      Its gonna get better allen!

  • clive.wannenburg - 2012-10-09 13:55

    Eish i was just dying to get my hands on the cash, for my out of world shopping LOL

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-10-09 14:18

    A free for some in this country. Maybe we should turn it into a free for all so that everyone can play. This is truly Africa at its best. Fit in or f&$k off

  • siphom.mnguni - 2012-10-09 14:40

    Welcome to South Africa if you have just visited. If you have been away you have missed out a lot. But I feel very generous enough to fill you in. There is a safer way of making a quick buck. You don't need a firearm, neither any get-away car, that is very and uncouth. No ATM bombing, where are you expecting to get the bombs when wildcat strikes are a daily life these days? Just steal an identity document belonging to a stranger and then take a life cover on them. After nine months of thorough practice in proper crying for someone who has lost a very beloved relative you report your sad loss. Get a compliant doctor to confirm your sad loss of a dearly departed relative. Voila, you would be giving the Khulubuse's a run for their money. See, you don't need any struggle credentials. Creative thinking. Beware the eleventh commandment, don't get caught! #

  • colin.spear - 2012-10-09 14:42

    how much was the cover for? I wonder.

  • lielie.smit - 2012-10-09 15:06

    huh? I think I will just laugh, not worth getting serious over. LOL

  • bantu.landingwe - 2012-10-09 15:37

    watching too much Soapy..Days of our lives..

  • archie.mooki - 2012-10-09 16:09

    caught with their pants down trying to cash in to build their three sister\r\ntowers next to zuma ville it's race in KZN , fraudsters .drug lords , murders, kings, sluts, .....ask yr state president how to do it

  • archie.mooki - 2012-10-09 16:13

    caught with their pants down trying to cash in to build their three sister\r\ntowers next to zuma ville it's race in KZN , fraudsters .drug lords , murders, kings, sluts, .....ask yr state president how to do it

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