Dr Tumi and wife out on bail for fraud charges

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Gospel singer and medical doctor, Dr Tumi. Image: TRUELOVE
Gospel singer and medical doctor, Dr Tumi. Image: TRUELOVE

Gospel singer and medical doctor Dr Tumi, real name Tumisang Makweya, and his wife, Kgaogelo Sara Makweya, have been released on bail after they were charged for allegedly defrauding the National Lotteries Board. 

Speaking to TRUELOVE, Hawks’ spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu confirmed that the couple handed themselves in on Tuesday with their lawyer present. 

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In another statement issued, Captain Mulamu reveals that the pair and their co-accused were listed as committee members at a non-profit organisation when the alleged fraud happened, which allegedly included submitting altered grant application documents to the National Lotteries Board for funding projects back in 2018. 

“Christopher Tshivule and Thomas Ndadza allegedly altered information on the documents submitted to the National Lotteries in September 2018 which resulted to the amount of over R1,5 million being transferred into a private bank account,” Malumu said in the statement. 

The case was postponed to 7 May 2021

“The couple allegedly benefitted R760 000 from the funds. They handed themselves in at the Johannesburg office escorted by their attorney and were subsequently charged for fraud.” 

She went on to say that Dr Tumi and his wife appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday and were each granted bail for R3000. 

“The case was postponed to 7 May 2021 for docket disclosure,” she concluded. 

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