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The trial of a duo of former public servants accused of defrauding the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund to resume in Magistrate’s Court

by lloyd last modified 2013-05-13 18:08

13 May 2013

The trial of a duo of former employees of the Department of Labour’s (DoL)Compensation Fund (CF) accused of defrauding the department will resume tomorrow (May 14) in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court with further cross-examination of State witnesses.  

Maxwell Ramaphosa (36) and Samuel Mfeleng (36) - both from Soshanguve in Pretoria are alleged to have defrauded the department R2,1-million. The accused are out on a bail of R3000.

Ramaphosa and Mfeleng face 15 counts of fraud and 26 counts of money laundering. The former public servants are alleged to have been working as members of a syndicate in collaboration with convicted fraud physio Jurry Bonewamang Sehunoe, a physiotherapist from Rustenburg in North West.

Sehunoe has since been handed a five year suspended sentence.

Ramaphosa and Mfeleng are also entangled in two other fraud cases, that are also currently on trial.

During the accused’s  last appearance on March 5 in a trial-within-a-trial, Magistrate Fikile Ntlati delivered a judgment that a ‘disputed’ statement implicating the role of Ramaphosa in the fraud matter will be accepted as admissible evidence.

Ramaphosa, through his legal representative had pointed out that he was placed under duress to draft a statement implicating him. 

The Compensation Fund is a public entity of the Department of Labour. The fund provides cushion for workers injured during work or diseases sustained.

Issued by:  Page Boikanyo

Departmental Spokesman

082 809 3195


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