- The man responsible for the arrest of Dr Tumi and his wife had not been aware of his involvement in the fraud case
- When Billy Simamane reported the crime to the cops, he had no clue that he was implicating the famous musician
- Simamane went on to say that he has never met nor interacted with the gospel singer in his life before
The man who opened the fraud case that led to the arrest of Mzansi media personality Dr Tumi did not know about the singer’s involvement.
Billy Itumeleng Simamane runs a non-profit organisation that was used to defraud the National Lotteries Board of R1.5 million in 2018.
According to SowetanLive, the 38-year-old did not know Dr Tumi’s real name, which is Tumisang Victor Makweya. Simamane had to Google the name after he saw it on a document from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) regarding the case.
Simamane opened the case of fraud in November 2019 in Bekkersdal on the West Rand. He said that prior to this case he had never met the singer nor had any interaction with him.
Briefly News reported that 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.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu says that the couple allegedly received R760 000 of 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."
"I've always thought this guy is just too perfect for my liking."
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