How Dr Tumi And Wife Defrauded R1.5 Million. Details Emerge After Arrest

The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Johannesburg arrested a couple aged 36 and 39 for approximately R1.5 million fraud allegations on Tuesday.

It is alleged that the suspects, Doctor Tumisang Victor Makweya, also known as Dr Tumi (39) and his wife Kgaogelo Sara Makweya (36) were listed as committee members at a non-profit organisation, allegedly submitted altered grant application documents to the National Lotteries Board for approval of funds on projects in 2018.

Further investigation revealed that the couple together with their co-accused who have since been released on R5000 bail each, Chistopher Tshivule (46) and Thomas Ndadza (48) allegedly altered information on the documents submitted to the National Lotteries in September 2018 which resulted to the amount of over R1.5 million being transferred into a private bank account.
They handed themselves in at the Johannesburg office escorted by their attorney and were subsequently charged for fraud.

The couple, who were escorted by their lawyer, handed themselves in earlier on Tuesday.

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Twitter had a field day with some people defending the Dr and others being stuck in the middle.

Confirming the arrests in a media statement, Hawk’s spokesperson Capt Ndivhuwo Mulamu said Dr Tumi, real name Tumisang Victor Makweya, 39, and his wife Kgaogelo Sara Makweya, 36, were listed as committee members at a non-profit organisation when the alleged fraud took place.

“They appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court today and were granted bail of R3000 each. The case was postponed to 07 May 2021 for docket disclosure,” she said.