North West — Louis Lourens (47) was released on R2000 bail by the Brits Magistrate's Court on Thursday, 20 december 2019 following his arrest by Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation on 11 December 2019, for alleged fraud.
Lourens is facing eight counts of fraud after he allegedly swindled money from community members by claiming to assist them with purchasing properties. Instead of fulfilling his promise, the accused allegedly used the funds for his own benefit. As a result, he has since been struck off the roll by the Law Society of South Africa.
Meanwhile, his case has been postponed to 07 February 2020 for further investigation.