Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Bogus estate agent slapped with 15-year jail term

A fake real estate agent in Johannesburg will be behind bars for a long time.

The Palm Ridge Commercial Crime Court sentenced Josaya Tatolo Mbongo, 46, to 15 years in prison this month.

< Hawks spokesman Capt Ndivhuwo Mulamu said this was due to Mbhongo's conviction of fraud, forgery, and public speaking.

Mulamu said the crime dates back to September 2016 when Mbhongo “stood in front of you.” misrepresented potential homebuyers as real estate agents “. at Tatolo Meridian Transport and Property CC in Turffontein, south of Johannesburg “.

” Mbhongo has fraudulently prepared documents that the complainant was supposed to sign as an agreement for the property sale, “said Mulamu.

“Months after finding that the real estate sales contract had not been concluded, the complainant reported the matter to the Hawks’ Serious White-collar Crime Investigation Team in Johannesburg.

” In February 2019, the investigative team issued an arrest warrant of arrest and Mbhongo was subsequently charged with fraud. “