Award-winning and Internationally acclaimed actress Terry Pheto has found herself in hot soup as her name is implicated in a fraud case that is under investigation.
The actress who is known to live a very luxurious lifestyle and owns a number of properties is said to have acquired them by illegal means. The case is still a developing case and authorities are working to get back the money stolen from charity organizations.
Terry Pheto linked in fraud allegations
South Africans woke up to the news that Tsotsi star Terry Pheto has been accused of fraudulent activities linked to The National Lotteries Commission. It is said that together with eight other people they spearheaded a multi-million rand fraud. The accused people include lawyers, accountants, a Hotel CEO and a commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission.
The money was acquired from the NLC under the pretence of it being used for charity but the accused bought properties in their names through the same money.
The Special Investigating Unit is taking the lead on the investigation of this matter and they have ceased both movable and immovable properties belonging to the nine people involved.
The properties that were ceased include nine luxury properties in Gauteng province, a convertible BMW 420i and two ocean basket shops located in East Rand. The properties ceased are all worth R25 million rand and the accused are not allowed to dispose of or transfer the assets till the investigation is over.
The Special Investigating Unit released a statement that said that the actress had done this scheme with the help of eight others.
Their names were released and this included Botshelo Moloto, Charlotte Mampane, Promise Kharivhe, Lesley Ramulimo, Mashundu Shanduka, Collin Tshisimba, Jim Skosana and Rebotile Malomane.
Fans’ reaction to Terry Pheto’s fraud allegations
Many Tweeps have taken to Twitter to share their two cents on the matter of the fraud relating to the actress. Just a few weeks ago Terry commented that she is afraid of South African men in relation to the kidnappings and murders of many young kids.
People are shocked that the actress acted as if she would not hurt a fly when she was stealing money with her friends. Some are even saying that she was not acting in Tsotsi but showing the world who she really is. The actress is yet to release a statement addressing the allegations but for now, she is mum over it.