South Africa in love with hot fraudster arrested for R4.3m PPE tender, Mzansi claim dad set her up fraud

South Africa in love with hot fraudster arrested for R4.3m PPE tender, Mzansi claim dad set her up fraud

  • Makhonzandile Lukhope and his daughter Naledi were arrested for allegedly defrauding the Eastern Cape education department of R4.3 million with dodgy PPE tenders
  • The pair were released on bail of R4 000 and R2 000 for Makhonzandile and Naledi respectively after they were arrested on Wednesday
  • Social media users thought that she was too young to pull this off herself and think that she was used as a front by her dad

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JOHANNESBURG - The Haws arrested a father and daughter who allegedly defrauded the Eastern Cape education department of R4.3 million with dodgy PPE tenders.

Makhonzandile Lukhope and his daughter Naledi were taken into custody on Wednesday and were released on bail R4 000 and R2 000 respectively.

Naledi Lukhope
Naledi Lukhope was arrested on charges of tender fraud along with her dad. Photo credit: Naledi Nikitha Lukhope
Source: Facebook

The tenders were awarded to two companies Amabongwe Building and Civil Contractors owned by Makhonzandile and Tsunami Civils owned by Naledi according to News24.

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The Daily Sun had a different take on it when they revealed what Naledi looked like and had Mzani questioning if she was guilty of anything at all.

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Here is what social media users had to say about the crime queen

@carol_zeph3:

"But why is she arrested and not the person who awarded?. And why that pic though?"

@makhanip:

"She is just a front for her Dad"

@Jaybee2040:

"Her dad was the mastermind it seems."

@Mbanjwainvest:

"As much as they are targeting the young and tender for tender fruad, let them target the old Makoya political mafias and arrest them outside parliament."

@HuduDeSkontiri:

"I believe her. Free this queen."

Sars fraudsters who allegedly stole R1.8m granted bail of R5k each

Earlier, Briefly News reported that four people who allegedly defrauded the South African Revenue Service of R1.8 million were granted bail of R5 000 each at the Nelspruit Commercial Crime Court. They were arrested by the Hawks’ serious commercial crime investigation unit based in Nelspruit.

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Frank Mbosanje Kalogwile, 29, Clifford Phil Kalogwile, 36, Emmanuel Xolani Ngwenya, 39, and Phindile Charmaine Kalogwile, 39, face charges of contravention of the Tax Administration Act, Value Added Tax Act, Prevention of Organised Crime Act and money laundering.

Mpumalanga Hawks Spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said the accused allegedly submitted fraudulent documents in 2018 to Sars on behalf of two companies, Maestro Arts cc and Priscino Trading Enterprise Pty Ltd, involving an estimated R1.8 million. The police said the case was postponed to Saturday, 6 August, for further investigation.

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