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gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that three former employees of the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund were found guilty in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court last week of defrauding the fund.  

The trial of Maxwell Ramaphosa‚ Samuel Mfeleng and Kgabo Johanna Methi started in 2011.  Ramaphosa and Mfeleng were found guilty on 10 counts of fraud and money laundering.  Methi was found guilty on three counts of fraud.  The trio defrauded the fund of R476‚150 by colluding with physiotherapist Jones Modau.  They siphoned money from the fund by creating false claims and channelling the money into Modau’s account before sharing the loot.  Modau pleaded guilty in March 2012 and was handed a sentence of three years of correctional supervision.  In another case‚ Ramaphosa and Mfeleng were found guilty in 2016 of defrauding the Compensation Fund.  The Pretoria Magistrate’s Court sentenced them to 10 years imprisonment wholly suspended for five years.

  • A short report by Nico Gous is at Timeslive
  • Read the Department of Labour’s press statement at DOL News

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