Gauteng man guilty of R11 million TERS theft


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A former bookkeeper Lindelani Pert Gumede has been found guilty of robbing the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) of more than R11 million.

The 39-year-old Gauteng man had stolen the monies from the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) funds.

Between May 2020 and March last year he submitted fraudulent documents to claim. It was on behalf of four bakeries based in Gauteng.

Upon his arrest authorities seized Gumede’s luxury vehicles and land, which he allegedly bought with the stolen money.

Gumede’s is expected to be sentenced on June 28th in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.


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