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Admission of R9m municipality theft

A former OR Tambo district municipality accountant has admitted to #fraud, #theft and #moneylaundering amounting to more than R9m.

Nyameka Qongqo, pleaded #guilty in the Mthatha court on Monday.

Kudos to Judge Bantubonke Tokota who said “What message will it convey if an accused is not given a custodial sentence?”

Part of the scheme included R2.1m allegedly deposited into an account belonging to a close corporation Ogiyonke Construction, owned by her sister - a classic example of using an entity to disguise ownership of the illicit funds and why its so important to identify related parties and ultimate beneficial owners.

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