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Batohi freezes R3.2m from fugitive accused of stealing undocumented Zim man’s Lotto winnings

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi has frozen extra than R3.2 million held in bank money owed of a person accused of stealing over R8.2m in Lotto winnings.

Shamila Batohi

Qongani Moyo is accused of stealing the tens of millions from a Zimbabwean national who changed into in the country illegally, however who struck the jackpot however couldn't declare from the lottery operator due to the fact he did now not have proper documentation.


According to papers filed at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, Emmanuel Mundiya performed and won the National Lottery in November 2019 and gained over R8.2m.


As a overseas countrywide, Mundiya did no longer have a South African bank account to acquire the funds and requested his buddy, Moyo, to get hold of and deposit the winnings in his bank account.


The agreement become that Moyo could ask Standard Bank, in which his account turned into held, to problem two financial institution playing cards to enable Mundiya to access the budget.


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Moyo’s financial institution account had a terrible balance of R4.36 and the only credit transaction on that account turned into an amount of R380 through February 25, 2020.


Batohi advised the court docket that the prize money became no longer paid over to Mundiya and that he did not get hold of any of the cash in terms of the settlement he reached with Moyo.


The thousands and thousands had been as a substitute paid into Moyo’s bank account on December 5, 2019 and among day after today and March 5, 2020 he had transferred R6m of the R8.2m into every other Standard Bank account, additionally in his name.


In addition, he additionally transferred R1.8m to the Standard Bank account.


Batohi requested the courtroom for a upkeep order which couldn't be served on Moyo because he absconded, is untraceable and as a result a warrant for his arrest were issued.


Mundiya laid a rate of fraud and theft in opposition to Moyo with the police on March 6, 2020 and he became arrested on March 26 closing 12 months and detained with the aid of Midrand police and regarded earlier than the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court and was launched on bail of R5 000, which became paid by his circle of relatives.


On Monday, Acting Judge Jaco Pretorius ordered that the closing money be forfeited by using Moyo and directed Mabunda Attorneys to keep the money in its believe account on Mundiya’s behalf.


A warrant of arrest has been issued in opposition to Moyo and he additionally owes his legal professional nearly R255 000.


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Batohi freezes R3.2m from fugitive accused of stealing undocumented Zim man’s Lotto winnings (iol.co.za)

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