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gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that a 52-year-old government official, found guilty of fraud and money laundering, has been ordered to pay back the money using her pension fund.

Zukiswa Wana was convicted in the East London Regional Court on Friday, following a crime she committed almost 14 years ago. Eastern Cape Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Avele Fumba said in October 2021, the provincial education department in Zwelitsha received an internal memo revealing improper payments to two service providers for school hostel catering services. The memo reported that payments were made without actual services being rendered and signatures were apparently forged to authorise these transactions. An investigation identified personal assistant Wana as the person responsible for the fraudulent authorisation of these payments and she was arrested. Fumba said the court sentenced Wana to five years imprisonment, which was wholly suspended. She was ordered to repay R410,000 from her pension to compensate for the state’s loss.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jolene Marriah-Maharaj at IOL News

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