Two suspects Bianca Bezuidenhout (25) and Zain Muhammed Valle (57) charged with fraud and money laundering appeared in the Lenasia Regional Court on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 following their apprehension by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Johannesburg.
Their arrest emanated from the alleged crypto currency establishment scam where the complainant was lured to invest R34 million in Siyakhula Logistics Pty (LTD) in February 2020, with a potential lucrative dividends.
Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu says the two suspects joined Jarrod de Lange (32), who was arrested in 2020 by the Lenasia police for the same charges. Allegations are that Valle introduced the complainant to his business acquaintance, de Lange to enter into a partnership of their scam establishment but the money was used for Liverage Trading company without the complainant’s consent.
They are both granted R10 000 bail each, whereas Bezuidenhout’s husband and co-accused, de Lange was released on a R20 000 bail.
Major General Ebrahim Kadwa, the Provincial Head in Gauteng advised the public to do proper due diligence before investing in such harmful business practices where they could loose their hard earned life savings.
The case was postponed to 19 July 2022 for legal representation.