In court for selling vacant land illegally

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Accused Funtha Abel Motaung (48), appeared before Phuthaditjhaba Magistrates’ Court facing fraud charges on Friday, 01 October 2021.

It is alleged that from July 2020 – March 2021, Motaung sold land and failed to hand it over to his victims as promised.

It was further discovered he was not the land’s owner, nor was he authorised to sell that land. As a result, the victims suffered a loss of more than R590 000.


Victims reported to Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation based in Bethlehem for further investigation. The investigation led to the arrest of Motaung on Friday, 01 October 2021.


The case will continue on Thursday, 07 October 2021, at the regional court.

The accused received R5000 bail.


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