Photos | Terry Pheto's luxury home under SIU watch

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Actress Terry Pheto. Photo: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images
Actress Terry Pheto. Photo: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images

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It is one of eight luxury homes built at an exclusive cluster in Bryanston, Johannesburg, and costs a whopping R3 million.  

The home that actress Terry Pheto stands to lose if the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has its way is a breathtaking double-storey modern-day design, which was allegedly bought through money acquired from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) fund.  

The home, which was designed by prestigious home architects Perception Architects and Interior Design, boasts a private garden and a rooftop garden.  

It is described as:

A luxurious unit all designed by Perception. The design is a combination of modern and contemporary architecture creating luxurious, spacious, open-plan living, integrating natural light and incorporating nature within the living spaces. Each unit has its own private garden and roof garden, allowing you to overlook the neighbouring parks.

The designers on their website added: “The entrance to each unit is a composition of cantilevered slabs, glass and cladding, drawing the visitor in. The staircases are walled by full-height sandblasted glass, allowing for natural light to fill the spaces. Each unit includes an open-plan lounge, dining room, kitchen and guest toilet.” 

READ: Tsotsi star Terry Pheto denies lotto fraud allegations

The actress and television producer, who embodies soft life on her social media pages through luxury living and exclusivity, has kept a low profile, and her last post on Instagram was on October 30, a week before the SIU was granted a preservation order to freeze her home amid their investigation.  

Terry Pheto
The house boasts a private garden and a rooftop garden. Photo: Perception Architects
Terry Pheto
It is one of eight luxury homes built at an exclusive cluster in Bryanston. Photo: Perception Architects
Perception Architects
The home that actress Terry Pheto stands to lose. Photo: Perception Architects
breathtaking double-storey modern-day design
The breathtaking double-storey features a modern-day design. Photo: Perception Architects
The entrance to each unit is a composition of cant
The entrance to each unit is a composition of cantilevered slabs and glass. Photo: Perception Architects

Pheto, who was a lead actress in an Oscar-winning feature film, Tsotsi, and eight other people, including two lawyers, an accountant, a hotel group CEO and a former commissioner of the NLC, are being investigated by the SIU in a multimillion-rand fraud scheme, which allegedly saw them obtaining properties through money fraudulently acquired from the NLC.   

But Pheto denied this through a Twitter statement: 

This week, it was reported that the acclaimed actress was allegedly cooperating with the SIU investigation.  

READ: Terry: I don’t owe anyone

Along with the property, the SIU seized eight luxury properties in Pretoria, Centurion, Hartbeespoort and Johannesburg, a BMW 420i and two Ocean Basket franchises in the East Rand worth a combined value of approximately R25 million belonging to the star and eight other people, five of whom are representatives of trust funds.   

In a statement released by the SIU, Pheto, Lesley Ramulifho, Collin Tshisimba, Promise Kharivhe, Mashundu Shanduka, Charlotte Mampane, Jim Skosana, Botshelo Moloto and Rebotile Malomane allegedly bought the seized properties with monies obtained from the NLC under the auspices of grant funding.   

The SIU spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago, was not immediately available to give an update on the matter as he was caught up in a conference on Thursday morning. 


 

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