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2024/01/05      |  Written By:  Captain C Singo   |   Province:  Free State

The accused Lebohang Maboea (28) appeared before the Bethlehem Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 03 January 2024 for evading court appearance. He was arrested on Tuesday,  02 January 2024 by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in Bethlehem. His arrest follows Maboea`s failure to appear before Bethlehem Magistrates’ Court on numerous occasions for an ongoing court case that involves the bogus investment scheme.

It is alleged that Maboea and his co – accused Neo Patrick Makhokolo (29) who was sentenced on 11 August 2023, were running an illegal investment scheme by the name of Black Child Billionare where the victims invested their money with a promise of getting returns ranging from 25% to 100 %. After a period of months, the victims did not receive their money as agreed. As a result the victims suffered a total loss of approximately R534 000. The matter was then reported to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team based in Bethlehem for further investigation.

Maboea was arrested on 16 July 2021 and released on bail on 26 July 2021 until he was  re -arrested yesterday.

The case against Maboea has been remanded to 22 January 2024 and he is remanded in custody.