Chief accused of defrauding bank

Bakgatla-Bagafela chief Nyalala Molefe Pilane was yesterday accused in the Mogwase regional court of defrauding the Land Bank of R13million.

Bakgatla-Bagafela chief Nyalala Molefe Pilane was yesterday accused in the Mogwase regional court of defrauding the Land Bank of R13million.

The state alleged the chief, who faces charges of theft, fraud and corruption, had lied to the bank about the R6206367million in royalties received for mining activities on tribal land and that he had transferred a portion of the money into his personal bank accounts.

The case continues today. - Winkie Dibakwane

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