The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (The Hawks) has confirmed that it is investigating two cases of alleged theft involving a staggering R41-quadrillion.
Hawks spokesperson, Colonel Katlego Mogale, said two cases were opened at the Sandton police station, one on March 13, 2021 and the second on April 13, 2021.
Mogale said this was preceded by media statements and photos of the complainant carrying the copies of the files.
In the first case, the complainant stated that he was appointed as a Forensic investigator on May 6, 2013 by the Presidency.
“In support of his appointment, a two-page document signed by the erstwhile employee of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) was attached as part of the 101-page document.
‘The purported authority includes documents titled Power of Attorney signed by numerous representatives of tribal authorities, Mogale said.
Money laundering, fraud, high treason
She said in this case, the complainant reports theft of gold worth R163 000 000 000 000 which was recorded between 1966 and 2021.
“The DPSA indicated that its former employee did not have authority to sign the letter, which is now used by the complainant.
In the second case, the same complainant states that he was appointed by the Presidency through the DPSA on May 6, 2013.
In this case, he reports, in his 213-page document, the allegations of money laundering, fraud, theft under false pretences, high treason and racketeering. The amount lost is recorded R41 380 513 104 000 000,” Mogale said.
Hawks searching for the truth
She said the theft included the alleged monies stolen from former leader Gadaffi which was investigated and found to be untrue.
Mogale said the Hawks are systematically searching for the truth.
“Other allegations are reported to be the withholding of White Spiritual Boy and Spiritual Wonder Boy Accounts. Concerns include loaning money from the International Monetary Fund at a high interest rate when countries have enormous reserves in terms of White Spiritual Boy and Spiritual Wonder Boy Accounts.
“We have taken note of internet reports relating to White Spiritual Boy and Spiritual Wonder Boy Accounts across the globe. We have also taken note of the court judgement relating to Rosary Trust,” Mogale said.
No stone left unturned
Hawks head, Lieutenant General Godfeay Lebeya, has personally perused the files and directed closer collaborations on the investigators of four matters that require similar attention.
“We shall be working closely with the prosecutors that handled these allegations in the past. We shall leave no stone unturned before reaching any conclusion on these matters,” he said.
ANC stalwart, Tokyo Sexwale, recently came forward with allegations that large amounts of money had been siphoned from the Heritage Trust Fund. However, Sexwale’s claims were shut down, accusing the ANC presidential hopeful of falling for a hoax.