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gavel thumb100 The Star reports that two former security guards who stole R2.8 million in a month by pocketing money they were sent to collect from various businesses will be spending the next nine years in prison.  

Tinyiko Thomas Maluleke, 41, and Rofhiwa Emmanuel Luvhimbi, 31, stole the money between December last year and January this year.  On Monday, the Makhado Magistrate’s Court sentenced the former Fidelity Security guards to nine years direct imprisonment after they pleaded guilty to charges of theft.  Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said the guards had collected money from various places, but instead of making deposits, they pocketed it.  The two guards were arrested separately in January and police recovered about R2.7 million.  “The investigation team searched three different locations through an overnight operation and found banknotes buried in the convicts' yards, some of it stashed in ice-cream containers and refuse bags while underground.  One of the suspects had already bought a double-cab vehicle and building materials which were later confiscated by the investigating team,” Maluleke indicated.

  • Read the full original of Lerato Selepe’s report on this story at The Star

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