By: Otto Ngoveni
LIMPOPO – Lizhong Ye (55) was today, 29 August 2017 remained in custody by Northam Magistrate Court for contravention of Sec 20 of Social Security Act 13 of 2004 and National Credit Act 34 of 2005. until 8 September 2017.
The suspect was arrested on the 22nd of August 2017 in Northam following an intelligence driven operation by Hawks, SASSA and NCR members.
During the operation, 846 SASSA beneficiary cards, 3 laptops, 2 cameras, 3 speed points and R343 075.00 cash were confiscated.
Limpopo Hawks Spokesperson, Captain Matimba Maluleke said that this arrest is the second of its nature in one month.
“In Burgersfort eight (8) loan sharks were arrested for similar offense.” Said Capt Maluleke
He concluded by saying More operations are still going to be conducted around the province.
Lizhong Ye made a brief appearance on Monday the 28th and the case was postponed to the following day, Tuesday the 29th then the case got postponed to September 8th for a proper translator.