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Mthatha sisters pay heavy price for diverting R9.8 million to their own bank accounts

Wrongdoing doesn't pay.

That is the means by which shamed financial specialist Thumeka Qongqo discovered after she was condemned to 10 years' detainment for her job in a fake plan.

A large portion of the sentence was suspended for quite some time.

Thumeka, 43, is the sister of Nyameka Qongqo, 45, a previous OR Tambo region district right hand project bookkeeper who was indicted the year before.

Nyameka is as of now carrying out a 15-year punishment subsequent to conceding to misrepresentation and illegal tax avoidance.

Last year, Mthatha high court judge Fathima Dawood indicted Thumeka, 43, of extortion, robbery and tax evasion.

She was condemned on Monday in the wake of being temporarily free from jail of R10,000.

Nyameka was the cerebrums behind the trick, which brought about the region being swindled of about R9.8m.

In April 2014, an amount of R2.1m was paid from the region's ledger into the record of Thumeka's organization, Ogiyonke Construction.

Thumeka was captured alongside Nyameka and Nyameka's previous beau Thobani Alex Notshokovu, 38, on August 20 2015 for burglary, misrepresentation and illegal tax avoidance.

In February last year, judge Richard Brooks indicted Nyameka and condemned her the following month to 15 years in jail for misrepresentation and 10 years for tax evasion.

The sentences are running simultaneously, which means she is serving a successful 15 years.

Nyameka had gone into a request and-sentence concurrence with the state, confessing to charges of misrepresentation and tax evasion and confessing to duping the district out of about R9.8m.

Notshokovu, who turned state observer, conceded in January 2020 and was condemned to 10 years in jail or a R50,000 fine.

Thumeka kept up with her honesty, and went being investigated with her organization.

She was indicted on May 20 keep going year and condemned on Monday almost six-and-ahalf years subsequent to being captured.

A test by a Hawks' not kidding debasement examination group uncovered that Thumeka and her organization had gotten two installments totalling R4.5m into her business and individual financial balances.

The installments, worked with by Nyameka, were made with no administrations being delivered by the organization or Thumeka to the district.

On Monday, Dawood requested the remedial help public magistrate to guarantee an office social specialist visited Tumeka's youngsters to some extent once like clockwork during her imprisonment, and to submit reports to the official on whether they needed consideration and security.

Dawood additionally trained the social laborer to help Thumeka's dad or grandmas to apply for kid support award for her two minor youngsters.

In her liable request, Nyameka - who joined the region in 2006 conceded that from November 2012 to 2014 she was the approved official answerable for handling claims from specialist organizations and affecting installments to their ledgers.

During that period, she moved assets from the region to organizations having a place with Notshokovu and Thumeka, with practically no endorsement or authorisation.

She likewise conceded that she pulled out R200,000 of the cash paid to Notshokovu's organization, Zingce Enterprise, and Thumeka's Ogiyonke Construction, and utilized it to pay towards a 2014 Golf 7 GTI.

In 2014, after the revelation of the obvious misrepresentation by OR Tambo city director Tshaka Hlazo, the Hawks and Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) delegated a guardian, and a sheriff held onto a R600,000 Golf 7 from her, in Komani.

The AFU additionally held onto furniture and apparatuses worth R80,000 from Thumeka's Gonubie home.

An apartment she purchased for R1.8m was sold for R1.2m in 2015.


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