South Africa: Covid-19 UIF Relief Funds Alleged Thief On Dock

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A 45-year-old suspect linked to a R150 000-00 Covid-19 UIF alleged theft has been granted R3000-00 bail by the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

The money was intended for Cape Town based pre-school, Durbanville Kleuter Academy.

It is alleged that Lesiba Samuel Modiba allegedly received the UIF relief funds in May this year.

The Serious Corruption Investigation in Pretoria were alerted of the theft and after conducting a thorough investigation, Modiba was arrested in Hammanskraal on Monday.

He is expected back in court on 18 November 2020. Investigation continues.

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