EC travel agent jailed for fraud



The Hawks in the Eastern Cape have welcomed the six-12 months sentence imposed on a journey agent who defrauded the Provincial Education Section of additional than R2 million.

Hawks spokesperson, Captain Yolisa Mgolodela, says 35-year-outdated Bathandwa Ndyamara was jailed in the East London Regional Courtroom on Tuesday.

She reported he was not supplied an alternative to spend a fantastic.

Mgolodela claimed Ndyamara has submitted quotes to the Office of Fundamental Schooling just after his organization, Siyawela Travelling, apparently gained a request for a quotation for accommodation for educators and learners attending workshops at venues across the province.

She reported the invoices from the lodges in which the workshops were being to be held, had been submitted to the Section of Education but ended up not paid out, “because the office detected that the request for estimates was a scam, as the office had by now paid for the exact same get figures.”

Mgolodela reported the make a difference was documented to the East London-primarily based Hawks’ Significant Professional Crime Investigation workforce for probing which resulted in the arrest of Ndyamara on 21 December 2021.

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