By Kaya 959 News
A 41-year-old man has been granted bail after he was arrested for allegedly defrauding his late father’s estate.
Molefe Msweli is believed to have tried to claim more than R14 million from his deceased father’s estate.
Hawks spokesperson, Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, said Msweli allegedly submitted misleading and fake documents to the Master of the Gauteng High Court to claim from his father’s estate as the sole beneficiary.
“Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Johannesburg immediately started with investigations based on the Master of the High Court’s suspicions of fraud on the deceased’s will, allegedly submitted by Msweli in June last year, just two months after his late father’s passing,” she said.
Further investigation revealed that Msweli claimed over R14 million worth of immovable properties and insurance policies payout.
Msweli handed himself in at the Hawks’ office in Johannesburg, accompanied by his lawyer, and was charged for fraud.
Mulamu said the court granted Msweli bail of R2, 000 and the case was postponed to 22 September for further investigation.
Woman tries to steal R3m from dead aunt’s estate
Msweli’s arrest comes just days after a woman tried to swindle funds from her late aunt’s estate.
Busisiwe Monamodi faces charges of fraud, forgery, and uttering.
Monamodi’s aunt was murdered by her daughter in March 2017. She was assaulted and drowned. The daughter, Lerato Monamodi was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment a year later.
Mulamu said in August 2018, Monamodi allegedly submitted fake documents to the Master of the Gauteng High Court claiming that she was the sole beneficiary of her aunt, Refiloe Monamodi’s estate.
She said further investigations revealed that Monamodi allegedly claimed over R1.5m in cash and two immovable properties worth approximately R1.5m combined.
Monamodi was arrested by the Hawks and has subsequently appeared in court. She was granted R5000 bail and the matter was postponed to September for further investigation.