Thursday, 11 February 2021
Bethlehem: Thabiso Collens Lengoabala (55) appeared before the Bethlehem Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday; 09 February 2021 where he was convicted and sentenced for fraud.
His sentence emanates from the incident which took place in March 2020, where he pretended to be a traffic official and informed a member of the public that he can arrange a driver’s license for him at a R4 000.00 fee.
An operation was conducted by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team in Bethlehem after a tip-off was received.
Lengoabala was arrested and he appeared in court on several occasions until his sentencing. He was sentenced to pay a R40 000.00 fine or 12 months direct imprisonment.