A 26-year-old woman appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Court to testify against fraud allegations
She was said to have appeared before the court on 19 May, this was clearly contained in a statement released by the South African Police Service.
The statement made an indication that she allegedly stole an amount of money from the National Lotteries Funds. The full statement from the Police reads;
Media Statement from Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)
GAUTENG – A 26-year-old woman, Mukondeleli Tshivule appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Court yesterday on fraud-related allegations involving over R1.5 million allegedly stolen from the National Lotteries Funds.
Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Johannesburg discovered through their investigations that Tshivule is allegedly one of the signatories for the bank account opened at a Louis Trichardt ABSA branch which allegedly received over R1.5 million applied for by a non-profit organization, The Message in 2018.
Further investigation revealed that Tshivule, who is the niece to one of the co-accused, Christopher Tshivule (46), Doctor Tumisang Victor Makweya, also known as Dr. Tumi (39), his wife Kgaogelo Sara Makweya (36), and Thomas Ndadza (48) allegedly submitted altered grant application documents to the National Lotteries Board for approval of funds on projects in 2018.
Tshivule handed herself in at the Hawks office in Johannesburg accompanied by her attorney and was subsequently charged for fraud.
The court granted Tshivule an R2000-00 bail and the case was postponed to Wednesday, 26 May 2021 for docket disclosure where she will be joining her co-accused who has since been released on bail. Investigation continues.’