Airtime and cooldrinks for overtime: Two scammers busted and fired

Airtime and cooldrinks for overtime: Two scammers busted and fired

- Abbey Nchoe and Emmanuel Nchoe were running a relatively cheap scam at their place of employment

- The two accepted bribes from workers and allowed them to work overtime

- They had to face a disciplinary hearing after their scam was exposed and were fired

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Working overtime is not fun, especially during the holiday season, but it comes with a pretty decent paycheck at the end of the month.

This reasoning may have been what prompted two men, Abbey Nchoe and Emmanuel Nchoe, to start running a small-time scam from their place of employment, Castle Lead Works in Krugersdorp.

The pair requested cooldrinks and airtime from workers who wished to work overtime. Those who didn't want to oblige were told they put themselves at a 'disadvantage'.

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SowetanLIVE reports the men denied the allegations made by workers but the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council found the men guilty of wrongdoing at a disciplinary hearing. They were fired by their employers.

The men appealed to the Johannesburg labour court but acting judge Sandile Mabaso said the decision made against them was the right one, learnt.

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Meanwhile, it was reported that an armed suspect was arrested at a roadblock pretending to be a policeman.

The 28-year-old man was taken into custody after being stopped at a roadblock on the Loskop/Ntwane road in Limpopo.

He was caught with a stolen police firearm, a police issue bulletproof vest, handcuffs, a police high vis vest, ammunition and two grenades.

The law enforcement officers conducting a roadblock in the area pulled over a white Volkswagen Polo driven by the suspect.” Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said.

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