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Mnakwethu's Mashelembe was robbed R20 000

It has come to light that Makhosi Shelembe was robbed of R20 940 by a woman who had performed a baby shower in Richards Bay on September 25.


The stories are contained in a letter from Shelembe's lawyers to Ms Nomfundo Mathonsi.


Shelembe's lawyers, Rajaram Mvulane Attorneys, said Ms Mathonsi visited Shelembe's home, asked for a bank account and went with him to make sure the account worked.

After that, he instructed the people to donate Shelembe and write down their names to show where the money came from.


Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.

On September 23, Ms Mathonsi and Andy Brown telephoned Shelembe to say that the money in his account would be used for the event, forcing him to deposit R5 000 into Andy Brown's account, which he did exactly as he had been told.


When he arrived in Richards Bay on September 25 for the event, he was forced to pay R7 240 for the venue.

He was also forced to pay for accommodation, Indaba Guest House, and Ms Mathonsi and her sibling.


It did not end there as the lawyers' letter alleges that Ms Mathonsi stole money from Shelembe's account. September 16. He allegedly stole R3 000, then stole another R3 000 on September 18, and ended up stealing R2 700 on September 20.


The total amount that lawyers want to pay is R20 940.

Ms Mathonsi was ordered to pay the money within three days, and wrote an apology to Shelembe, one to the Shelembe family and one to South Africans who donated to Shelembe.


It is alleged that the costs of the letter sent to him will be borne by him and will cover all legal costs incurred.


He was ordered to deposit money in Shelembe's account or in the Rajaram Mvulane Attorneys.


He was warned never to speak to Shelembe or his family members.


Contacted by Solezwe, Ms Mathonsi, confirmed that she had received a letter from the lawyers but said she did not know anything about the allegations against her.


"I have told the lawyers to continue, we will meet in court," Mathonsi said.

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