The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has obtained a high court preservation order to freeze nine luxury properties in Gauteng, a BMW 420i and two Ocean Basket franchises on the East Rand. Their combined value is about R25m, and they are linked to renowned actress Terry Pheto, among others.
Investigations into the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) revealed the acquisition of the properties was funded by non-profit organisations with money they received, under the auspices of grant funding, from the NLC.
“The luxury properties constitute proceeds of unlawful activities, hence the application for a preservation order pending the final determination of the application for final forfeiture,” said SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.
The order, granted on Friday, prohibits and restrains:
Collin Mukondeleli Tshisimba;
Fulufhelo Promise Kharivhe;
the AO Residence Trust, represented by Mashudu Shandukani;
the Rasemate Family Trust, represented by Rebotile Maloman;
the Mojakgomo Family Trust, represented Thabang Charlotte Mampane;
Unbrand Properties, represented by Sthembiso Jim Skosana; and
the Just Cuban Trust, represented by Botshelo Cornelius Moloto.
“Any other person with interest in the properties is prohibited from selling, disposing of, leasing, transferring, donating or dealing in any manner whatsoever with … the immovable and movable properties,” said Kganyago.
“The preservation order will remain in force until an application for forfeiture is finalised, which will be brought before the high court under section 48 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act within 90 days.”