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Arrests over Soweto land scam

By Sapa | Nov 12, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

Seven people were arrested for trying to sell municipal land to unsuspecting residents in Mzimhlophe, Soweto, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department said.

“They were posing as officials from the City of Johannesburg’s housing department and were registering people who wanted to purchase land,” said spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

The seven included three women.

Police also confiscated a registry from them that contained names of 200 potential buyers.

It has not yet been established as to how much they charged for land, said Minnaar.

They were expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court to face charges of fraud.


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The land "sel.ling" was done during Mokonyane's tenure as MEC for housing, why are they only acting now

Nov 12, 2012 1:21 | 0 replies

What happened in Lenasia is very painful, Government must make an example with these 7 arrested. Playing with people's emotions and ''looting'' them of their money must be treated as a very serious case.

Nov 12, 2012 2:18 | 0 replies

Probably because Nomvula refused to accept that it was happening.

Nov 12, 2012 3:0 | 0 replies

Was so surprised when police Vans passing me in Caroline garage in orlando to that side of mzimmhlope. Arrests those bogus and charge them.

Oreng my bra, how was your weekend???

Nov 12, 2012 3:34 | 0 replies

Nomvula knew all along arrest mama action, she didn't think that one day it will come out its high time these goverment officials face the music.

Nov 13, 2012 9:1 | 0 replies

These people sound like they operate as a syndicate between the various government entities and spheres of government and they have been operating for sometime and not getting caught. The Deeds office yona is the most corrupt and inefficient of all and for years!

Nov 13, 2012 9:49 | 0 replies

The land "sel.ling" was done during Mokonyane's tenure as MEC for housing, why are they only acting now
Kana gatwe molato ga o bole, ebile gatwe letsogo la puso le letelle.

Nov 15, 2012 12:19 | 0 replies