JOHANNESBURG – Four men have appeared in Cape Town’s Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on fraud and money laundering charges.
It is alleged that the four fraudulently acquired two farms in the Western Cape.
“They allegedly used identity documents of people who exist and their personal particulars to ensure that their group or company is reflected, it seems as if it benefits the whole community.”
“So there were about 200 members but of course some of them were not aware that they form part or have a stake at the said farms,” said Western Cape Hawks spokesperson Philani Nkwalase.
One of the farms, in Vredendal, is worth R3-million while the other one in St. Helena Bay is valued at R5.6-million.
The pieces of land were granted to them as part of the government’s programme to correct past inequalities.
By ENCA News.