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Accused sentenced to four years for money laundering


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)


MPUMALANGA – Mpho Mary-joy Setlhodi (34) was convicted and sentenced by the Middelburg Specialized Commercial Crime Court on 02 February 2022 for contravening Section 5 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998. 

During May 2015 the complainant allegedly received a request for a quotation from the Department of Water and Sanitation to supply 400 Grickon Cylinder (2250 x 3875). The suspect pretending to be from the Department of Water and Sanitation requested a 70% deposit. On 01 June 2015 the complainant deposited an amount of R 165 186-00 into the accused’s business FNB bank account number.

The money was then withdrawn from the account by the accused. The complainant suffered an actual loss of R 165 186-00. The accused was found guilty for money laundering and sentenced to four (04) years imprisonment wholly suspended for five years on condition that the accused is not convicted of money laundering during this period of suspension.


Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi
071 481 3493