Compensation Fund fraudsters appear in court
IT specialist, Kenneth Martin Mahuluhulu and co-accused Khathutshelo Nethengwe who have been on the run for two years will appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court today and face fraud charges.
Two men accused of defrauding the Department of Labour’s (DOL) Compensation Fund of R1.2-million will appear in court today.
IT specialist, Kenneth Martin Mahuluhulu (32) and co-accused Khathutshelo Nethengwe (35) who have been on the run for two years will appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court today and face fraud charges.
Mahuluhulu from Pretoria and Nethengwe, a former employee of the DOL from Olifantsfontein are alleged to have committed their alleged crime between 2006 and 2009.
Mahuluhulu was arrested in August 2012 at the University of South Africa (Unisa). His fellow co-accused Nethengwe, handed himself in October.
The accused are alleged to be working as a syndicate to siphon money from the department by submitting and processing fraudulent claims and bypassing internal systems.
The defendants are out on bail of R5000. Their matter was postponed in December to allow the accused to consult with their legal representatives.
The Compensation Fund is a public entity of the Department of Labour. The Fund’s objective is to provide compensation for disability, illness, and death resulting from occupational injuries and diseases.