- Bagcinele Cynthia Nzuza, the wife of eThekwini municipal manager Sipho Nzuza
- She appeared in court on Tuesday and it was revealed that she owns a number of high value assets
- She and her husband are being charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, corruption and money laundering
Bagcinele Cynthia Nzuza, the wife of eThekwini municipal manager Sipho Nzuza has a lot of assets in her name.
According to IOL she owns three cars, a Lexus, Toyota Prius and a Volkswagon Polo with a combined value of R350 000.
She has a home in Cape Town, which she and her husband are joint owners, worth R5 million and she owns her parental home in Empangeni, her 94-year-old dad still lives there.
The couples other assets amount to R500 000. This is important information as the couple are currently facing charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, corruption and money laundering.
She appeared in court on Tuesday where she sat in the dock of the Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.
Magistrate Dawn Somaroo allowed Bagcinele to be released on bail to the value of R30 000 on condition that she notify authorities 48 hours before she left the province or the country. She would also have to let the police know when she returned.
The couple will return to court on December 10 alongside their co-accused.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the world has become accustomed to stories of “dirty” cops who ask for bribes in exchange for leniency. Many have even experienced corruption on the road or at police stations.
This makes it difficult for many Africans to have faith in the notion that there are members of the police service who take pride in upholding justice and the law.
Spokesperson for the Zambian police Esther Mwaata congratulated one of her colleagues after the morally upright officer declined to pocket a bribe to the value of R7000.
In other news, due to the Coronavirus pandemic in South Africa, a number of companies received the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) during the lockdown. The UIF has decided to probe these companies in order to figure out if what the companies received was given to the rightful people.
TERS was started earlier in the year to combat the economic effects of Covid-19. Its purpose was to protect both the employers and employees of South Africa.
However, trouble began when a number of people complained to the UIF about not getting the funds they were promised.
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