Man defrauds SABC of R500 000

2011-11-18 18:00

Johannesburg - Police are searching for a man whose company was contracted to do work for the SABC, the Hawks said on Friday.

Ruben Mntungwa was allocated funds by the broadcaster for a community production show, but disappeared with R500 000, spokesperson McIntosh Polela said in a statement.

"He is alleged to have presented numerous fictitious invoices claiming money for work that was never done."

The man was the director of RMN Productions and a warrant of arrest had been issued for him, Polela said.

The police had searched his Kagiso residence, but could not find him.

Polela said it was believed he was hiding in Pomeroy, Hlanganane or in Maxumane, in KwaZulu-Natal.

He was last seen driving a blue Toyota Corolla, registration JVX214GP.

  • Shirley - 2011-11-18 18:13

    Try the guy who leased the police building out-maybe keeping it in the family?

  • Anthony - 2011-11-18 18:22

    where do they find these guys no not the one that stole but the one that pays them beee maybe?

  • an0nthinker - 2011-11-18 18:37

    Make the people who gave him the money pay it back. Clearly they didn't follow up if the work was actually done. Negligence at its best!

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  • braamc - 2011-11-18 19:10

    Probably an ex-staff member, forgot to leave the bribe behind. He got to dash

  • Sharon - 2011-11-18 19:28

    I have an invoice book!!!

  • Robert - 2011-11-18 20:33

    Its Maye Robert Gumede again - from Caddy to Nuclear.

  • leerobbertse - 2011-11-18 21:02

    Strange its called fraud when you not a government employee. (taking money without delivering a service)

  • Deepchund - 2011-11-18 21:18

    Whoever was tasked to ensure work was done before signing the invoice for payment,must be made to pay back the money. If necessary seize his pension fund and/or assets.The crook/s are in the SABC.

  • Nikki Bodenstein - 2011-11-18 21:41

    That's what happens when you hire people who aren't qualified or couldn't be bothered. SABC are a bunch of morons!

  • Alva - 2011-11-18 21:55

    Fools and their money are easily parted!

  • grobler.deon - 2011-11-18 22:35

    Give me a B! Give me an E! Give me a E!

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