PORT ELIZABETH - A 35-year-old man charged with fraud involving over R200 000 and impersonating the Elundini municipal manager is expected to appear in the Mthatha Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni said Wisani Mogale was alleged to have defrauded three business people by extorting money from them under false pretences.
Tonjeni said Mogale briefly appeared at Seshego Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo on Wednesday where the case was transferred to the Eastern Cape.
He said Mogale was arrested after incidents which allegedly occurred between May and June 2019 at Elundini Municipality in Maclear, after construction tenders for paving were advertised by the local municipality.
Tonjeni said bids were uploaded and advertised on the municipal website for public access.