Lotteries Commission Grant Funding beneficiaries ordered to surrender assets – SIU – POLITICS

Special Investigating Unit on National Lotteries Commission Grant Funding beneficiaries

17 February 2022

The beneficiaries of National Lotteries Commission (NLC) grant funding have been ordered by the Special Tribunal to surrender a residential property in Zwartkop and four luxury vehicles to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) appointed curator, pending a review application for the final forfeiture to be instituted by the SIU within 30 days. The SIU believes that the assets are proceeds of unlawful activity and fall to be forfeited to the State.

The Special Tribunal order, handed down by Judge Lebogang Modiba on 14 February 2022, orders respondents, Buyisiwe Khoza, Tshepo Montsho, Jabulane Sibanda, Terence Magogodela, Indaba Yokulinda, Unicus Solu(IT)ons PTY LTD and Boitumelo Diutlwileng to surrender assets to the SIU appointed curator for control and administration.

All luxury vehicles, which include two Mercedes Benz AMG, Audi AU 335 A3 and Honda Jazz, have to be surrendered by respondents to the curator within seven days. In the event that a vehicle is not insured, the curator may obtain insurance at the cost of the respondent, the Special Tribunal ordered.

The SIU approached the Special Tribunal for a preservation order to freeze and respondents to surrender the assets to SIU appointed curator following an intensive investigation in the affairs of NLC and its employees, which revealed that Inqaba Yokulinda, a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), received funding from the NLC in two tranches in the amount of R19 278 000.00 between February 2018 and September 2019 for the construction of athletic tracks in North West and Mpumalanga provinces.

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