Malawian lady arrested in South Africa for defrauding the dead

Police in South Africa have arrested a Malawian woman for allegedly defrauding the public of money amounting to R1.7 million from deceased estates.

Masuku has been charged with fraud, corruption, money laundering and contravention of the Illegal Immigration Act.

The Sowetan newspaper reports that Bina Mfandifuna Masuku, 44 and her South African boyfriend Elvis Kgoslemang, 35 were arrested last Friday by the Hawks –  South Africa’s elite police unit that targets organised crime.

The newspaper says they were both charged with fraud, corruption and money laundering while Masuku was charged separately with contravention of the Immigration Act after it was found that she is not a South African national.

Hawks spokesperson Dineo Sekgotodi told the Sowetan: “The modus operandi of the suspects was that the master of the High Court [Masuku} would deal with the deceased estates cases of the public and she would then refer the cases to the boyfriend who called himself a lawyer to the victims.

“Some of the victims didn’t receive their inheritance and some got a small amount of money. The money transferred to the banks of the suspects amounts to about R1.7 million and more victims are still coming,” he said.

He said during investigations, the department of Home Affairs discovered that Masuku’s ID book was obtained fraudulently.

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Kholowa
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Kholowa

Uladi mussa can tell us the truth. We have nigerians who are called malawians too!

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

Ntchito za Immigration kuwachitila umboni. Uladi Mussa has a lot of explanations to do. Looks like Nigerian, but surely not a Malawian

National CEO
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National CEO

Now everything bad is associated with Malawians. This woman must be an Arab. Malawians don’t look like this.

David
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David

Mzwanya, so you mean Northern region is not Malawi? Chamba eti!

Concerned citizen
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Ministry of external affairs, is this indeed a Malawian national or some who has obtained a Malawian passport fraudulently?

This is serious.

mabusa
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mabusa

Should be Zimbabwean-Masuku

The Patriot
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The Patriot

I agree. Masuku is Zimbwabwean

MZWANYA
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MZWANYA

We dont have such names in Malawi, she must be from the Northern region.

Mundali
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Mundali

so north is not part of malawi

mabusa
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mabusa

kkkkkkk

Lego
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Then you are a fool.You are said we don’t have that names in Malawi then you are saying she must be from Northern Region.You are just showing yourself how stupid you are.

National CEO
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National CEO

Sorry my countrymen, the person is refering to North Africa. (According to the skin colour of the woman) Please keep cool.

John Kalulu
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shoud be a zimbabwean Masuku are ZIMBABWEANS

Nambewe
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Nambewe

If this is true you ought to be very ashamed of yourself and you deserve the sternest of punishments!!! Are you heartless or what????