SIU granted preservation order against suspects linked to NLC fraud

SIU granted preservation order against suspects linked to NLC fraud

The Special Investigation Unit has been granted a preservation order by the high court to freeze three properties linked to fraud at the National Lotteries Commission.

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The SIU says around five non-profit organisations received funding of some R56 million for community development projects.


The South African Art and Development Association, believed to be connected to Kwaito Legend, Arthur Mafokate, is one of the beneficiaries.


The properties attached include Mafokate's luxury property in Midrand. Other luxurious properties attached are said to belong to the lottery commission's former legal representative, a former CEO, a former board member and a legal division head at the commission.


The SIU’s Kaizer Kganyago says all of them are currently prohibited from transferring, donating or realising anything.


"The SIU investigation revealed that the acquisition of the preserved properties was funded by NPOs by the monies that they received for ground funding from the National Lotteries Commission. 

"The properties, therefore, fall part of the process of unlawful activities has the application for a preservation order pending the final determination of the application for final forfeiture.

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