Six in court for allegedly defrauding ECape teacher of R1.2m

2017-08-23 21:46

East London – Six men have been arrested for allegedly defrauding a retired Eastern Cape teacher of approximately R1.2 million, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

The female teacher, 61, from Lusikisiki, visited a bank in East London last Wednesday to withdraw a large amount of money, spokesperson Anelisa Feni said in a statement.

The bank manager became suspicious and contacted authorities.

When the Hawks arrived, the woman said she was withdrawing the money for the suspects. She said she had already given them R1.2 million.

The teacher claimed one of them was her traditional healer, while another was her boyfriend, Feni said.

Mohamed Wamabirigwe, 55, Nazib Majne, 29, and Jimmy Seluwujjo, 25, were arrested last week Wednesday. They appeared in court the following day. 

Phumeza Mbana, 40, Brian Kibirige, 31, and Nasifu Walakira, 31, were arrested last Thursday and appeared in court on Friday. 

The six are due to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court for a formal bail application on August 30. 

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