Ex-City of Cape Town man on graft charge

Comment on this story


Copy of Copy of IOL court justice scales

Independent Newspapers

Cape Town - A man formerly employed in the City of Cape Town’s ombudsman’s office, appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Bellville on Tuesday, charged with corruption.

Malcolm John Fritz, 54, of Milnerton, in Cape Town, was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Sabrina

Sonnenberg.

According to the charge sheet, his alleged victim Laurette September, mentioned to an acquaintance, Ronnie Jacobs, that she wished to purchase the council house she occupied as the owner had died.

Jacobs told her he knew someone at the City of Cape Town, who might be able to assist her.

Prosecutor Tracy Belelie alleges that Jacobs later informed her that Fritz required R1000 to assist her.

September borrowed the money from her boyfriend.

It is alleged that, after receiving the money, Fritz said the house transaction would take three weeks to finalise.

Three weeks later, Fritz told her he had “sorted it out” and that the house would cost R100 000.

However, he allegedly wanted an extra R200 for his assistance, which she also paid.

According to the charge sheet, she then realised something was amiss, and that she would not get the house as promised.

She demanded the money back, and was refunded the R1000, but not the R200.

At the request of defence attorney Randall Titus, the case was postponed to January 17. Fritz’s bail of R800 was extended.

Sapa


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory