Former Lesedi Local Municipality Housing and Planning manager of Springs Tshepo Malekane (40), has been convicted by the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court for 78 counts of fraud.
This comes after he defrauded the municipality properties worth of millions of rands, by generating a fraudulent power attorney, instructing conveyancing law firms to transfer ownership of 78 properties belonging to the Lesedi local municipality and sell them at a price that is not the actual value of the property.
National Prosecuting Authority Regional Spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana says Malekana was arrested in March 2021 after the municipality has discovered and made investigations that he is linked to the offences. He was released on R3000.00 bail, pending sentencing. Most if the properties that were defrauded by Malekana were later registered back to the municipality.
The matter is set for 26 April 2022 for sentencing.