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ACCUSED IN COURT FOR SELLING VACANT LAND ILLEGALLY: FREE STATE
2021/10/05      |  Written By:  Captain C Singo   |   Province:  Free State

FREE STATE – The accused Funtha Abel Motaung (48) appeared before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 01 October 2021 where he faced charges of fraud.

It is alleged that during the period of July 2020 until March 2021 Motaung sold the land to the victims and failed to hand it over as promised. It was further discovered that Motaung was not the owner of the land. As a result the victims lost more than R590 000.

The matter was then reported to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial  Crime Investigation team based in Bethlehem for further investigation which culminated in the arrest of Motaung on Friday, 01 October 2021 where he was charged and made his first court appearance.

The case was remanded to Thursday, 07 October 2021 for the  case to be transferred to regional court. The accused was granted R5000 bail.