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newsTimesLive reports that a teacher who first paid R20‚000 for "cleansing water" so that her boyfriend would marry her‚ was then persuaded to resign and hand over her entire pension.  

A case was opened with the police in January.  Captain Nqobile Gwala said on Tuesday that Pinetown police made a breakthrough when they arrested two suspects‚ aged 28 and 32‚ on Monday evening in connection with theft of R1.8m of the teacher's pension money.  The 57-year-old teacher was conned by the two men‚ who first asked her to pay R20‚000 for cleansing water for her and her boyfriend so that they could get married.  "In May 2018‚ her boyfriend advised her to resign so that they can start a business. Indeed she resigned and when she received her pension payout‚ she gave it all to the boyfriend and his allies," said Gwala.  An identification parade was held on Tuesday at Durban Central police station.


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