Major General Mboiki Obed Ngwenya, the Provincial Head of the Hawks, lauds the diligent efforts of the East London based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation (SCCI) team, in collaboration with East London Crime Intelligence (CI), for their pivotal role in capturing a 52-year-old foreign national. The individual faces charges of Road Accident Fund (RAF) fraud and corruption, stemming from an incident dating back to July 2011.
The investigation centers around an alleged hit-and-run at the intersection of Voortrekker Road & Emily Hobhouse Road in Cape Town’s Goodwood area, where a minor was struck by an unidentified vehicle that fled the scene.
Following the incident, a claim was submitted to the Road Accident Fund (RAF) on behalf of the minor, facilitated by legal representatives based in Southernwood, East London. However, inquiries by the victim revealed inconsistencies, as the purported successful claim of over R2 million was supposedly deposited into a trust account managed by the law firm, with the suspect as the sole signatory.
Prompted by these revelations, the matter was brought to the attention of the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation (SCCI) team of the Hawks. Their exhaustive probe unveiled that the funds allocated for the victim never reached her, instead allegedly diverted by the suspect for personal gain.
Acting swiftly, the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation (SCCI) team of the Hawks, in collaboration with East London Crime Intelligence, apprehended the suspect. The individual is set to make their initial court appearance at the East London Specialised Commercial Crime Court on 08 February 2024.