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  • Kuben Moodley: Gupta associate got R74m from Transnet, for no reason

    Kuben Moodley: Gupta associate got R74m from Transnet, for no reason

    On Friday, 27 May, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said its investigations with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) revealed some news about Kuben Moodley.

    Moodley bagged R74m for no reason

    The Gupta-family associate allegedly received around R74 million of Transnet money for no apparent reason. The incident occurred in 2015. In September 2021, Moodley was the first person to be apprehended with regard to a shady Transnet transaction.

    The transaction amounted to a whopping R93.4 million. On Friday, 27 May, Transnet Group CEO Siyabonga Gama and five other suspects were arrested in connection with the dodgy transaction.

    How did the Gupta associate get the money?

    The consulting firm Trillian was paid R93.4 million by Transnet for services that it had already paid another company for. The NPA’s investigating directorate said Moodley received the R74 million from Trillian.

    The spokesperson for the NPA directorate Sindisiwe Seboka shared that more details regarding their findings will be released in due course. She shared that the plan is to add more suspects ahead of the hearing for the accused.

    Moodley, Gama and their co-accused are expected to return to the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on 13 July 2022.

    Man, 60, arrested for R2.3 million fraud granted R5k bail

    Fraud-accused Gert Wessel van der Westhuizen has been released on R5 000 bail by the Secunda Regional Court. Van der Westhuizen was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Secunda.

    The 60-year-old was charged with fraud amounting to more than R2.3 million. Mpumalanga Spokesperson for the Hawks Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said that a complainant allegedly invested R1.2 million from advice offered by Van der Westhuizen. This happened on 9 October 2017.

    The Hawks’ Sekgotodi further explained that following an investigation, it was discovered Extreme Business Solutions was the account holder. It was also discovered that Van der Westhuizen was the authorised representative primary user for the FNB online banking. Read the full story here.

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