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gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that a 52-year-old teacher, formerly employed by the Limpopo education department, was sentenced on Friday by the Polokwane Specialised Commercial Crimes Court to pay a R60,000 fine or five years imprisonment wholly suspended for five years for fraud.

Refilwe Maphuthi Molepo pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud and contravention of the Public Service Act. Between April 2010 and August 2012, Molepo acted in the capacity of director of her own company, and rendered services to the department. Warrant Officer Lethunya Mmuroa, Limpopo spokesperson for the Hawk, explained further: “As a result, she received payment amounting to over R430,000 without authority or disclosing that she was doing remunerative work outside of public service.” The matter was handed to the Polokwane-based Hawks' Serious Commercial Investigation for further handling. Molepo was traced and arrested in October 2023. “The case was given serious attention until the accused (Molepo) pleaded guilty and sentenced accordingly,” Mmuroa indicated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jonisayi Maromo at IOL News


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