The Special Investigative Unit has frozen a property owned by lotteries boss Alfred Nevhutanda. The SIU says the lavish R27-million mansion was bought when Nevhutanda was both director of Vhutanda Investments and chairman of the National Lottery Commission board. The purchase of the property was flagged by SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi in a presentation to parliament. A trail of fraud, money laundering and networks of corruption were also mentioned in the report. An investigation by GroundUp identified millions in payments for the house from non-profit organisations, as well as several businesses, one of which is linked to Phillemon Letwaba, the recently reinstated COO of the National Lotteries Commision.
SIU Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago elaborates.
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