MPUMALANGA- A sentenced murderer Sandile Kagiso Montsoe (33), the sole owner of Trillion Dollar Legacy investment scheme was requisitioned from Bloemfontein Prison after investigation by the Hawks Middelburg based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation linked him with an investment fraud case in Evander.
It is alleged that during December 2016, the accused visited many government offices including the Department of Justice, Municipality offices and Department of Education whereby he recruited about 180 investors to invest over R2 million for a higher return on investment. It is further alleged that the accused did not make a payment to his clients as promised and the victims reported the matter at Evander police station on the 27 December 2016.
The case was referred to the Hawks for further probe. During investigation it was established that the accused was in Bloemfontein Prison serving 35 years for the murder of his girlfriend which occurred between 2018/2019. After the case was finalised, it was presented before the Evander Regional Court where a subpoena was issued for him to appear before court on 22 August 2022, hence his appearance.
The case was postponed to 27 September 2022 for further investigation. He was remanded in custody.
The Provincial Head of the Hawks, Major General Zodwa Mokoena welcomed the arrest. She further warned the public to refrain from investing money with unscrupulous fraudsters. She concluded by asking people who already fallen into these tricks to report the matter to the police.
Source: South African Police Service