Yvonne Chaka Chaka's alleged 'fraudster' gets bail of R2,000
But she's still in custody because of another case
A LIMPOPO woman, accused of defrauding several people of thousands of rands, was granted R2,000 bail in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.
But Alfrida Matse was not released from custody because she still has to make an appearance in Pretoria today to face another fraud charge.
Matse's lawyer, Tumi Mokoena, convinced the magistrate, Janine Ungerer, to grant bail to his client after arguing that there were no paper trails incriminating Matse in the crimes she allegedly committed.
Matse was appearing in connection with a case in which she allegedly defrauded Polokwane businessman Farouk Gani of more than R900,000 early this year.
The court heard that the money was given to Matse in installments, an allegation that prompted Mokoena to claim Gani was a boyfriend of his client.
But Ungerer rejected the claim. She said the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Herman Els, had found that Gani was only a businessman.
Nowhere in his findings was it suggested that the two could have had a romantic relationship.
The magistrate also classified the cases against Matse under Schedule 5, saying they required proper investigations before being brought to court.
She ordered Matse to appear in court again on August 22 and that Matse's physical address should remain the same.
Matse is scheduled to appear in Pretoria today on another fraud charge after she allegedly defrauded NC Maubane of Akasia of R380,000.
Among the people Matse allegedly defrauded was singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who lost R150,000.