Roseline Vitbooi, a Buffalo City councillor has been arrested for fraud after she allegedly stole R5000 from a family whose shack burnt down in 2017.
Vitbooi, 44, was arrested by the Hawks on Friday. In 2017 she had requested R10 000 from the municipality for a funeral for three members of a family who died in a shack fire.
The request was granted and the money was paid into the account of the family. It was then alleged that Vitbooi asked the family to hand over half of the money to her, which they did.
“It is further alleged that the councillor then ordered the family to hand over half of the money to her, an instruction they complied with,” Hawks spokesperson Capt Anelisa Ngcakani said.
Vitbooi was released with a warning and her case is due to be heard in court on the 13th of January 2020.
In other news, Briefly.co.za, learned that Boity Thul's boyfriend, Nigerian filmmaker Stanley Obiamalu has been arrested on charges of tax fraud recently, according to Sunday World.
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