- According to reports, a local fraudster has allegedly been busted for being in possession of about 70 SASSA cards
- The flashy fraudster is known for his lux lifestyle and is even the owner of an expensive and rare Mercedes Benz
- Many South Africans have shared their thoughts about the fraudster's alleged illicit activity in a post that was shared online
An alleged local fraudster has been busted after he was found to be in possession of about 70 SASSA cards. The supposed conman has seemingly never shied away from living a flashy lifestyle after he bought himself a rare and very expensive Mercedes Benz - in which he was found with the SASSA cards.
According to reports, the fraudster was busted by cops in Durban, Umhlanga on Sunday last weekend. The 47-year old was also found with R7 650 in cash and a USB with sensitive information about the SASSA cards that he was in possession of. A statement released by the SAPS read:
“The team pounced on the suspect who was withdrawing cash from different SASSA cards at an ATM on Anton Lembede Street. The suspect was driving an exclusive Mercedes-Benz which he recently bought. A total of 70 SASSA cards were seized from the suspect and cash of R7 640 was also recovered. His vehicle was also seized by police.”
Meanwhile, locals have had this to say about the news:
Lucy Van Eyk said:
"It happened to my folks for over a year being unable to access their own pension while fraudsters continued to get new cards and draw their pension monthly. I believe its an inside job. Its crazy."
Jamie Lee Meyer said:
"That is the type of criminal you hand over to the people who have suffered and let them deal justice to him. He will never do anything wrong again."
"They are usually loan sharks. People borrow money from them then they take your card and you give them your pin. That's how they get access to the pin. Sadly some of them take all the grants and disappear."
In other Briefly.co.za news, the EFFs Godrich Gardee has taken to Twitter to call ANC leaders out after an eyebrow-raising video of Mpumalanga businessman Moses Kgomo serviced online.
In the clip, Kgomo can be seen waving around a thick stack of two hundred rand notes. Kgomo is said to be the owner of one of several businesses that benefited from irregular tender bidding and awards.
While Kgomo has denied any involvement in tender fraud, Gardee has questioned the ANC about a child that was electrocuted by illegal electrical wires and also the way it handles the country's hard-earned funds.
"Whilst the municipality refuse responsibility of an electrucated child at eMbalenhle and the whole township smelling sewer and no water.. How did we reach here @MYANC?"
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