Gambling lover blows R12m

2012-09-16 12:27

Durban - A woman has been arrested for blowing R12m of her lover's money, it was reported on Sunday.

The Sunday Times reported that Sarka van der Merwe, 49, allegedly spent R1m gambling online, gave relatives R341 393, and transferred R10m into her own account.

The man she lived with, 69-year-old Durban businessman Peter Odgers, had to sell his property portfolio to pay off his debts, and had since brought fraud charges against Van der Merwe, the newspaper reported.

According to the Sunday Times, Van der Merwe intended pleading guilty when she appeared in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on 26 October. She was out on bail of R25 000.

  • sakhi.TheNextKent.dlala - 2012-09-16 12:32

    lol, Superwoman...Not!!Sorry boet.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-16 12:56

      This Peter Odgers must be an idiot for giving someone access to his money like that. There are many ways of keeping track of the flow on your bank accounts. Bringing fraud charges now is too little too late. The damage has been done.

      louwc - 2012-09-16 13:03

      At least she could comfortably afford bail out of the 10bar she transferred to herself....

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-16 13:40

      Money does buy you happiness

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-17 13:09

      They did not mention how much she won with her online gambling? bad sided!

  • mxolisi.nala - 2012-09-16 12:38

    to show how greedy they are. . .digusting!!

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-16 13:31

      You sound like those youngsters who were born in the early 1990's frustrated because of not have made enough effort to get the level of education needed for one in order to get a good paying job in south Africa, that's why everything is about skin colour in your eyes or opinion, a year ago here in Britain there was a black guy from ghananian origins who used to work for a swiss bank in London canary wharf, he blew £13billion on gambling using a tax payers money that's what we call greedy, not the greedy that is your brain MXOLISI NALA.

      mxolisi.nala - 2012-09-16 14:25

      Ngobeni you really stupid, first by borrowing that surname. Ghana's GDP is $39.2 billion how on earth will a person spend the money that is way above his countries GDP. maybe you should question the crap your journalist fed you there. beside am UKZN psychology student doing third year. so don't pity me.

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-16 15:35

      You claimed to be a psychology student but you can't even read. Re-read my post and come back to write some sense, I said he's from Ghana worked for a swiss bank in London I didn't say he stole the money from a Ghana bank learn to read properly, how are you going to work in your field of psychology if can't even read a simple english, about my surname do I have to post racist and meaningless comments to prove to you that NGOBENI is my birth surname, you're a very delusional young man it shows what kind of a background you're coming from.

      stanton.clarke - 2012-09-16 15:37

      Mxolisi, the man was from Ghanaian origins who worked for a Swiss Bank in London. What does the GDP of Ghana got to do with Keiths statement? Besides, how the heck is £13 billion more than $39 billion? I do pity you for making such a trash comment and I hope you will have more sense WHEN you do graduate.

      stanton.clarke - 2012-09-16 15:41

      Mxolisi, £13 billion is about $21 billion at todays exchange rate. Therefore, $21 billion is < $39.2 billion.

      aphiwe.mayola - 2012-09-16 16:05

      But sorry guy (Keith), I read Mxolisi's comment like 3 times or more in the hope that I might come across this 'skin colour' you think he is referring to. Let me just say what he said again and see if I'll get it 'to show how greedy they are...disgusting!'. Sorry, still don't get it hey. Don't think the man made any 'skin colour' related comments.

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-16 17:00

      Its because you didn't read his other racially comments which were deleted by the editor of this forum, what he wrote now it is a continuation of his race bashing of other people. You should have read his other comments so that you'll get a clear picture of his current statement. That's why you're not getting it which is fair enough.

      yanga.tamela - 2012-09-17 08:14

      What does a Ghanian guy has to do with this we are talking about a greed,selfish n ungrateful white S African women. I'm sho her father was a member of aphatheid gov n he thought her weLl

  • hendrikvs - 2012-09-16 12:40

    She must have had training from one of our politicians!

      nkala.popo - 2012-09-16 13:11

      Probably from madam Zille or malema

      ettienne.pel - 2012-09-16 13:24

      @ nkala.popo....your surname says it all...POPO. Just goes to show how uneducated you really are. Nobody ever mentioned a politicians name. Someone who really KNOWS how to blow money, is the President of this country. Have you ever been invited to have free drinks, lunch, dinners etc? Zille on the other hand, is doing her utmost best to curb this spending of SA citizens monies, unless of course YOU are enjoying taking from the pot? Wake up!!

      seanrossouwslr - 2012-09-16 13:56

      nkala is posting from a fake account with only 1 friend,makes a statement like that and ignores a counterargument to insult the poster instead, yet expects his/her opinion to be taken seriously? Hahaha

      ettienne.pel - 2012-09-16 14:29

      @nkala.popo......THAT just goes to show you also have NO integrity. You want to make comments but cannot publish your REAL names and or surname. Disappear! I agree 200% with you Sean.

  • Khomotso - 2012-09-16 12:42

    Goes to show she only wanted money from him. There was no love there. SMH

  • Ivan - 2012-09-16 12:43

    C'mon don't tell me he did not know about it. Things turned sour between them now he uses it as an excuse.

  • Econwald - 2012-09-16 12:44

    don't trust women even if

      sibusiso.lukhele.79 - 2012-09-16 13:04

      Never trust women bro, they are like kids....I love them though!!!

  • Annelize Buitendach-Roesch - 2012-09-16 12:52

    He gave her access to his bank account???? Is he using a Bank without notifying him when money is moved from his Bank account? Unbelievable!

  • THABOM85 - 2012-09-16 12:58

    Once again, a twak headline by news24. I was under the impression that she gambled it all away.

      renier.lubbe.7 - 2012-09-16 13:06

      Same here! That is the way they sell newspapers - With misleading headlines.

      kganki - 2012-09-16 13:35

      it happens everywhere, homie. It's so irratating to think that these people(journos) are misleading us every time

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-09-16 13:03

    Wow what an ATM

  • mthetheleli.ntshobololo.1 - 2012-09-16 13:15

    Where's the pic of this couple??????????????

      stanton.clarke - 2012-09-16 15:47

      In happier times......

  • hannetjie.legrange - 2012-09-16 13:28

    How come he gave her access to that much money especially as he is stated as being a businessman!!! hope they can recover some of the money for him and lock her away in jail.

      flysouth - 2012-09-16 13:45

      A fool and his money are easily parted!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-09-16 13:47

    The age gap says it all..the 69'er was thinking with his little head aided and abetted by viagra no doubt !!

  • jacque.fransman - 2012-09-16 13:49

    I see the previous govt trained her good don't keep everything to yourself share with family also

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-16 13:51

    let me guess, they are going to blame Julius for this too?

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2012-09-16 14:21

    LOL!!! TLTLTL!!!! white women at their best... - 2012-09-16 15:57

      Shame you jealous Yandisa!

  • Leah - 2012-09-16 14:30

    A case of an old man's darling and a younger woman's fool.

  • Notrax123 - 2012-09-16 14:34

    One helleva expensive pomp.

  • thulani.ndlovu.3572 - 2012-09-16 14:36

    Yah ne...

  • Michelle Mimi van Zyl - 2012-09-16 14:40

    I unfortunately feel no remorse for this 69 year old man that took a woman that is old enough to be his daughter! You then give her access to your accounts and signing rights as well? Who is to blame? Only yourself. Remember one thing- Younger Woman only take older men for either two reasons: they had no father figures in their lives and are looking to fill in the gap, or they are only looking for money. Its not about love.. @ Tshepo- this whole Julius Malema thing is really getting boring now, the only thing I enjoy about Julius is the awesome jokes that are going around about him!

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  • Tshepo Mongale - 2012-09-16 14:49

    she probably got him on eBay too.

  • Rudluv7 - 2012-09-16 14:59

    dude ur 70 she's 50,u have money,what else did u think she was with u for?

  • raymond.lloyd.73 - 2012-09-16 15:09

    A 69 year old businessman should look after his money he worked hard to earn . I see young Xhosa chicks daily with sugar daddys ....shame .... but that is life , I hope both parties score .

      siboniso.skeyi.1 - 2012-09-16 16:51

      Who the hell do you think you are.... Labelling Xhosa women like that?!!

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-09-16 15:36

    That's seriously expensive leg over!

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-09-16 16:28

    well done girls good job

  • ignatiousmarekollemahlokwane - 2012-09-16 17:51

    Van Der Corrupt____

  • ignatiousmarekollemahlokwane - 2012-09-16 20:44

    Van Der Corrupt____

  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-09-16 22:06

    Malema may have something to do with this. Who else to blame? 24 what do u think?

  • Mthizz Essential - 2012-09-17 05:51

    She gave u good sex den u tell her everything that's de results u'll get.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-09-17 08:09

    Didn't this Van der Merwe gold snatcher, snatched enough during apartheid?

  • bmaestro - 2012-09-17 08:12

    i'm shocked yoooh!

  • bmaestro - 2012-09-17 08:13

    divorce is on the cards

  • yanga.tamela - 2012-09-17 08:35

    Khanyi Mbau should take lessons from this White women

  • Badger - 2012-09-17 09:24

    "Now That's one Hell-O-Va Blow"

  • lums.zindela - 2012-09-17 12:03

    I'd be in court that day, just to have a glimps on what she'd say this budget was for. And where did she get her Bcon Accounting degree?

  • kyle.buitendag - 2012-09-17 12:49

    eish, what an idiot, to give her access to his finances........stupid old man, serves him right!!!!

  • gail.hayesbean - 2012-09-17 16:41

    No fool like an old fool. Or... A fool and his money are soon parted.

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