Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Bethlehem: The accused; Mosebetsi Richard Mofokeng (39), appeared before the Bethlehem Regional court on Monday; 29 November 2021, where he was convicted as charged for fraud.
It is alleged that over the period between 2013 until 2014, Mofokeng was working at Nketoane Municipality as a legal representative for the municipality responsible for advising the mayor as well as employees with legal aspects. It is further alleged that he also represented clients in the criminal court for his own benefits.
When the municipality requested him to produce his qualification, he then resigned. The matter was then reported to the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team based in Bethlehem for further investigation.
Mofokeng was then issued with summons in 2018. He appeared in court on several occasions until his recent conviction.
The case against Mofokeng has been remanded to 28 January 2022 for sentencing. He was granted R2000 bail.