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Gospel singer Dr Tumi and his wife arrested over Alleged R1.5m fraud scandal

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Gospel musician Dr. Tumi and his wife were arrested for an alleged defrauding National Lotteries Board of around R1.5 million

The Hawks arrested them in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Victor Makweya, 39, and his wife Kgaogelo Sara Makweya, 36, who were listed as committee members at a non-profit organization, allegedly submitted altered grant application documents to the National Lotteries Board for the approval of funds on projects in 2018, Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said

It is alleged that the couple, together with co-accused Christopher Tshivule, 46, and Thomas Ndadza, 48, altered information on the documents in September 2018, which led to the transfer of more than R1.5 million into a private bank account.

Mulamu added:

Makweyas appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court the day of their arrest and were each released on R3 000 bail. Tshivule and Ndadza were released on R5 000 bail each

The case was postponed to 7 May

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