Man bust for R300k RDP fraud!

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Justice Sambo was bust for fraud.
Justice Sambo was bust for fraud.

THE Witbank Magistrates Court has sentenced Justice Sambo (46) to four years imprisonment.

Justice was found guilty on Wednesday, 15 March for the illegal sale of RDP houses in Witbank and surroundings areas.

Cops spokeswoman Captain Sekgotodi Dineo Lucy, said before his arrest, Sambo was distributed in the media as a wanted suspect in connection to the illegal sale of RDP houses on social media.

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“In October 2020, members of the public responded to the advert and contacted Sambo to finalise deals for purchases. He used pressure on the victims to make payments in advance. After they settled their payments, Sambo vanished,” Lucy said.

The matter was reported to the cops and the case was referred to the Hawks for investigation.

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Lucy said a warrant for his arrest was issued by a court which resulted in his arrest and charges of fraud and theft of over R300 000 against him. 

The sentence is completely suspended on condition that he does not commit similar offences during the period of suspension.

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