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Mayor’s fraud case postponed

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Former ZF Mgcawu district mayor Marius Louw and his wife Gertrude Louw will reappear in the Upington District Court on August 30.

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FORMER ZF Mgcawu district mayor Marius Louw and his wife Gertrude Louw will reappear in the Upington District Court on August 30.

They were charged with fraud after they allegedly purchased two vehicles through Wesbank through the submission of fictitious documents

Regional National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Mojalefa Senokoatsane said the accused purchased a Volkswagen Golf VII valued at over R900,000 and a Ford Ranger, with a total value of more than R700,000, after the application was approved.

“It was later established that the accused used fictitious documents to obtain approval to purchase the two vehicles. A case was later opened and the accused were arrested by the Specialised Unit of the police and the vehicles were repossessed by the bank.”

Senokoatsane added that the accused were both granted bail of R5,000 as investigations were ongoing.

“The case will be back in court on August 30. The accused’s legal representation has notified the court that they wish to make representations to the Director of Public Prosecution.”

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