- South African gospel singer and medical doctor Tumi is in trouble with the law after he was arrested for fraud
- The media personality is currently out on bail and has released a statement about the allegations
- The doctor said that due to legal advice from his lawyers, he would not be saying much about the case yet
Dr Tumi has been trending on social media after he was accused of allegedly looting money from the Lotto foundation.
The musician and medial Doctor, along with his wife, was arrested and released on bail after they handed themselves over to the police.
While Mzansi social media users were divided over his innocence, other big names like Mbuyiseni Ndlozi showed their support.
Dr Tumi has since released a statement about the events and chose to give away nothing. Taking to Twitter, the muso said:
“Good day fam. Hope you all are well. We also are good. As per legal advice, kindly note that we won’t be commenting on the current media reports, as the matter is before the courts. Thank you for your understanding and support. Love to you all and wishing you a great day.”
His statement left his fans more confused than ever. Twitter user @Prute7 said:
“Doctor if it's true please tell us how you did it, hey hape it's rough on our side.”
“We clearly understand Doc, take care and ignore the black tweeter as it will always have its own Pov’s.”
“I trusted you Tumi, if you stole it God will punish you.”
“Innocent ppl usually say "thank you for your support. as u know the matter is before court. so let the law take its course" But I know u innocent wena Dokotela.”
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that gospel singer Dr Tumisang Makweya, better known as "Dr Tumi" has been released on bail along with his wife for allegedly defrauding the National Lotteries Board. The couple handed themselves over to the authorities on Tuesday.
The couple has been released on bail of R3 000 each. They had allegedly handed in grant applications that had been altered to get funds for projects they had planned back in 2018.
The applications were approved and this resulted in R1.5 million being transferred into a private bank account. Dr Tumi has been charged with fraud, along with his wife Kgaogelo Makweya.
Hawk's spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu says that the couple allegedly received R760 000 from the funds that were transferred.
Social media users reacted to the news of Dr Tumi's arrest on Twitter. Take a look at some of the reactions below:
"We all knew the system will come for him because of his political affiliation with the EFF."
"Who in the hell is trying to tarnish Dr Tumi's image so bad? This is pure nonsense. Dr Tumi is a man of integrity he has proven himself time and time again."
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