Ex-NFP chair faces more fraud accusations
FORMER Limpopo provincial chairperson of the National Freedom Party, Mulalo Mokoena, will appear in court today to face new fraud charges
Mokoena, 51, who is facing 19 counts of fraud, was arrested by the Hawks last week for defrauding a farmer and a local car dealership.
She was arrested by female police officers led by the head of the Hawks in Limpopo, Major-General Dibero Molatjana, as part of the SAPS' Women's Month commemorations.
Mokoena's lawyer and a 47-year-old business associate were also arrested at her home in the upmarket suburb of Bendor in Polokwane on Wednesday.
According to the police's Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, Mokoena allegedly defrauded a farmer who she promised a R3.8-million loan.
It is alleged Mokoena's 35-year-old lawyer had lured the farmer to seek a loan from Mokoena. The farmer was told to deposit R7 100 to secure the loan.
Mokoena is accused of presenting fraudulent documents to a local car dealership that authorised her to buy three cars without a deposit.
The cars have not been paid for and one of them is damaged "beyond repair" after being involved in an accident with one of Mokoena's business associates.
At the time of her arrest Mokoena was out on R2,000 bail, after her arrest in September 2011 - when she was charged with 19 counts of fraud.
"Investigations show that Mokoena allegedly collected money from members of the National Freedom Party," Mulaudzi said.