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gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that a 34-year-old Eastern Cape businessman is the latest to appear in court over allegations of Covid-19 Temporary Employer Relief Scheme (Ters) fraud.

Luyanda Brian Vava appeared in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Monday. He was arrested in a joint operation between the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA and faces allegations of fraud, forgery and uttering. Vava, who is the sole director of Widelink Technologies, is accused of committing the fraud during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. Hawks spokesperson Warrant-Officer Ndiphiwe Mhlakuvana indicated: “It is alleged that he (Vava) intentionally and unlawfully lodged a claim from Unemployed Insurance Fund (UIF) on behalf of his employees through his company.” The employees reportedly denied receiving payment from the employer which led to an investigation by Special Investigation Unit (SIU). The matter was later referred to the Hawks for a thorough probe, which revealed that material misrepresentation had been made to defraud the UIF. This led to actual prejudice of over R300,000.00 suffered in the employees’ claim. Vava was arrested on 29 April and following his appearance was released on R1,000 bail. The matter was adjourned to 31 May for further investigation.

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

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