By Angie Nkuna
Giyani- The private investigating company, IRS Forensic Investigations is assisting the Mtileni family to get justice after they bought a house in Giyani Section A, after false documents of the house were presented to the family by an alleged defrauder, Thutha Morris Maluleke.
We are reliably informed that Mtileni bought a house from Maluleke who claimed to own the house.
Mtileni allegedly deposited R370, 000.00 in cash, which includes a free owned 2008 Audi A4 motor vehicle.
It later transpired that Maluleke who sold the house to Mtileni was actually not the owner, but renting the house and had no right to sell it!
“IRS has investigated the case and handed their findings to Giyani SAPS to investigate further. As a result, a fraud case number 154/03/2016 was opened by Mitileni with Giyani Police.
“In several occasions, the accused hidden the true ownership of the house which was later sold by an auction process by the liquidator of the true owner.
“The accused, tried some tactics when he pretends to buy the house from the auction, but instead sent his relatives to the auction venue without a cash deposit to bid for the same auction as he was trying to buy time from Mitileni’s family not to open a fraud case against him.
“The accused is on trial in Giyani Magistrate Court and the matter has been postponed again to July 3rd, 2018 for which the trial is ongoing.
“We appeal to the public who have been under the same circumstances and were afraid to come out against the accused so that more cases can be opened since it’s believed that more people have been knocked out by Maluleke who can easily disappear after that,” concluded our source.
IRS investigator, Enock Masingi says he appreciates the assistance given to him by the community as well as by SAPS.
“A crime involving the illegal sale of houses and cars not belonging to the person making the sale is on the increase.
People need to be vigilant and check all the paperwork if correct before handing over their hard-earned money”.