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2023/07/20      |  Written By:  Captain Y Mgolodela   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

EASTERN CAPE: The Mthatha based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation of the Hawks, National Prosecution Authority, Banks and Priority Crime Specialised Investigation arrested Aaliya Govender (28) for allegations of theft from a fellow banker on 19 July 2023,  It is alleged that on 23 June 2021  the complainant erroneously transferred R150 000 into the account of Aaliyah Govender. The complainant allegedly made numerous efforts to get the transaction reversed to no avail but the suspect allegedly transferred the money to her savings account for her personal use.

The complainant lodged a complaint at Ngangelizwe Community Service Centre which was later transferred to Mthatha Serious Commercial Crime Investigation of the Hawks for extensive probing hence the arrest on 19 July 2023.  Govender was released by the Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on R5000 bail the very same day of her arrest. The matter is remanded to 21 August 2023 for contents of the docket.

The investigating team is commended by the Provincial Head Major General Obed Ngwenya for a breakthrough in the case as such conduct is becoming the order of the day.