Beyers books ‘doublechecked’
TWO different auditors failed to identify any irregularities at the Sea Point estate agency at the centre of a fraud scandal, according to company co-founder Beyers Swanepoel-Trollip.
Yet the company, Beyers Realty Group, has since been liquidated and placed under curatorship.
Swanepoel- Trollip said he knew nothing about any alleged fraud being committed.
“Despite my instructions to do a monthly audit, the company’s auditors did not uncover any irregularities. Nor did another set of experienced auditors, when checking,” he said.
Last month it emerged millions of rands from a Beyers Realty Group trust account had allegedly disappeared.
Lenard Swanepoel-Trollip, the company’s other co-founder, apparently left South Africa, leaving his partner to deal with the matter.
A police investigationhas also been launched.
Swanepoel-Trollip said the estate agency board had been granted an interim curatorship over Beyers Realty Group.
By agreement, his estate agent certificate had not yet been returned although he said he “too is an innocent party”.
Last month Swanepoel-Trollip announced an application had been brought before the Western Cape High Court to liquidate the company.
The drama also spilled on to the company’s Facebook page, with one user claiming clients’ money was used to fund Swanepoel-Trollip’s personal travels. caryn. email@example.com