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Attorney and his law firm charged for R3,5 million RAF theft


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) 


EASTERN CAPE – Steven Khuselo Gqeba (52), an attorney and a sole director of Steven Khuselo Gqeba Inc, charged along with his law firm for theft of Road Accident Funds, appeared in the Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on 28 March 2023 where he was released on R15 000-00 bail.

The accused were arrested by the Mthatha based Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team yesterday, 28 March 2023 on a charge of fraud with an alternative theft of RAF. It is alleged that the victim who lost her husband in an accident back in February 2018 was approached by Gqeba to lodge a claim with Road Accident Fund (RAF).

A subsequent payment of more than R3.5 million was deposited into the Steven Khuselo Gqeba Inc. trust account from RAF, however the victim never received monies. The matter was reported to the Hawks for investigation and a warrant of arrest was issued by a competent court.

The case against Gqeba was adjourned to 20 April 2023 for docket contents.


Warrant Officer Bonnie Nxumalo
082 373 2408