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Lenyaro Sello and Sapa
Former secretary in the presidency, Lebohang Molotsane, was yesterday arrested for fraud together with her husband, Benjamin Matli.
The 25-year-old woman allegedly misled the Riviera on Vaal Hotel in Vaal Rand into believing the president's office would pay for their wedding on December 15.
The bill came to nearly R50000.
Molotsane allegedly gave the hotel a letter, on which the presidency letterhead was printed, reading: "Kindly note that the Presidency will take care of all costs. The director-general in the office of the President and other office bearers will be on the guest list, therefore the venue will be security cleared prior to the event."
The company, Safari on Vaal, from which she hired the four-horse carriage at a cost of R8000, was promised a similar letter, but never received it.
Rita Boshoff, manager of Safari on Vaal, alleged that her attempts to get her money from Molotsane were unsuccessful.
"She got a restraining order against me, prohibiting from me from coming near her family and employer," Boshoff said.