E1,8m stolen at MTN
MBABANE - A former employee of MTN Swaziland has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the company of E1.8 million.
He used to work in the marketing and production department which is responsible for the sale and distribution of airtime.
Nhlanhla Mngomezulu (36), who was based at the company’s offices in Mbabane, was arrested yesterday by police officers from the Hhohho Fraud and Commercial Crimes Unit.
The accused is alleged to have defrauded the company in different months last year.
The finer details, relating how the former employee allegedly defrauded the company or his partial defence to the charges, are expected to be heard today as he is anticipated to file his bail application at the High Court.
He was expected to appear at the Mbabane Magistrates Court yesterday, but it was later gathered that he was at the Mbabane Police Station where he is currently being kept.
Mngomezulu has since acquired the service of lawyers from Mabila Attorneys who are expected to move the bail application on his behalf this morning.
It is alleged that Mngomezulu left the company last year and police were still investigating him on fraud related charges which he allegedly committed while employed by MTN.
Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Wendy Hleta, confirmed the arrest of the former MTN employee.
She said the accused was currently in police custody pending his court appearance.
Superintendent Hleta said the accused had been charged with fraud and will appear at the Mbabane Magistrates Court today for a remand hearing. This is the second major fraud case arrest in the past two months to be reported.
Recently an employee from FNB Swaziland Nathi Bhila was also arrested for allegedly defrauding the bank of more than E700 000 using credit cards belonging to tourist. He is alleged to have colluded with a businessman from Ngwenya.
He was dismissed from the bank last month.
Umtsetfo mawutsatse indzawo yawo, lokubuhlungu kutsi sonkhe nje siyati kwekutsi lowekunene utawphuma phasayo yona lenkemba lesiybita ngemtsetfo.what has happened to the others who commit the same offence? Nothing! they just go free with puplic funds.ngphela lapho
Jun 7, 2012, 9:11 AM, Machuzu (email@example.com)
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