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gavel thumb100 DespatchLIVE reports that a former OR Tambo district municipality accountant has admitted to fraud, theft and money laundering amounting to more than R9m.  

Nyameka Qongqo, a mother of four, pleaded guilty in the Mthatha court on Monday.  She will know her fate on Wednesday when Judge Bantubonke Tokota hands down the sentence.  Qongqo joined the municipality in 2006 and admitted starting to commit the crimes in 2012.  She told the court the theft was because of her ex-boyfriend, Alex Notshokovu, who apparently pleaded guilty and was fined.  “The person that benefited was him [Notshokovu].  He left me in 2013. He teamed together with his friends to loot everything. I bought these things [car, furniture] under his name,” Qongqo told the court.  In mitigation of sentence, Qongqo’s legal aid lawyer asked the court to take into account that she pleaded guilty and was remorseful.  

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Ziyanda Zweni at TimesLIVE

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