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Two self-confessed fraud physio accused of defrauding DoL in ‘suspense’ as Court awaits outstanding reports before sentencing

by lloyd last modified 2012-09-27 15:18

27 September 2012

The two self-confessed fraud physiotherapist guilty of defrauding the Department of Labour’s (DoL) Compensation Fund (CF), appearing on separate cases had their respective sentencing processes postponed today (September 27) in the Pretoria Specialised Crime Court following failure by officials from Correctional Services and social workers to submit pre-sentencing reports.

Fraudster physiotherapists Jones Mothemola Modau (31) and Jurry Sehunoe (34) - both from Rustenburg in the North West - had their matters postponed to October 15 and, November 20 - respectively.

Appearing before Magistrate Dawie Jacobs, Modau had pleaded guilty in March to three counts of fraud and 14 counts of money laundering involving about R476 150,58.

Jacobs said the Court could not proceed with sentencing procedures before the ‘clinical’ reports were ready.

During his trial Modau was appearing together with former employees of Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund - Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng, and Kgabo Methi. The trio, whose case has since been transferred to the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court in a separation of trial, have pleaded not guilty.

The accused are out on a warning. The defendants are allegedly accused of operating as a syndicate processing fraudulent claims for services not rendered.

On his case Sehunoe (34) also pleaded guilty last October to defrauding the Department of Labour R2,1-million. Sehunoe pleaded guilty to 15 counts of fraud and 26 counts of money laundering.

Presiding over the Sehunoe matter, Magistrate N. Setshogoe said the Court would await the outstanding reports before proceeding with sentencing.

Sehunoe was originally charged with two co-defendants Maxwell Ramaphosa and Samuel Mfeleng - former employees of Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund. All the accused are out on a bail of R3000.

The defendants (Ramaphosa and Mfeleng) are accused of alleged fraud activities which include working in collaboration with alleged fellow co-accused to swindle the Department of Labour by facilitating the submission and processing of fraudulent claims to Department’s Compensation Fund.

Both physiotherapists (Modau and Sehunoe) were ordered in their separate trial by Court to repay back the Department of Labour the money that was defrauded.

Issued by Department of Labour:

Page Boikanyo

Departmental Spokesperson 082 809 3195



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