KwaMsane de­tec­tives look­ing for more vic­tims of fraud

Northern Eyethu - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Tam­lyn Jolly

AF­TER ar­rest­ing a sus­pected fraud­ster, KwaMsane SAPS strongly sus­pect there are more vic­tims out there, and have urged them to come for­ward.

Vusumuzi El­liot No­mandla (31), who was known to his vic­tims as Vusi Dangazela, is thought to have op­er­ated be­tween Mtu­batuba and Hluh­luwe.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice records, he would claim to work for Transnet and, for a fee of R6 500, promised to find his vic­tims jobs at the com­pany.

‘Some of the vic­tims were taken to Dur­ban and booked into a ho­tel, where the sus­pect told them they had been called in for train­ing,’ said KwaMsane SAPS Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer, Cap­tain Jab­u­lani Mdlet­she.

‘The vic­tims were made to stay in the lodge or the ho­tel and the sus­pect would leave them there un­til they were chased away by the own­ers.’

No­mandla is thought to have car­ried out his ‘op­er­a­tion’ be­tween April last year and last week, when he was ar­rested.

Dur­ing this time he de­frauded at least six vic­tims of about R50 000.

‘KwaMsane de­tec­tives strongly be­lieve there are other peo­ple out there who may have fallen vic­tim to the sus­pect’s scam, who have not yet come for­ward or who have not yet re­ported the cases,’ said Mdlet­she.

Any­one who may have fallen vic­tim to No­mandla’s scams is to con­tact in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer Nkosi­nathi Xolani Siyaya on 035 5519020 or 076 2106817.

The sus­pect ap­peared at KwaMsane Mag­is­trate’s Court on Wed­nes­day and the case was re­manded to this Wed­nes­day for bail ap­pli­ca­tion.

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