Hawks arrest prophet and wife for fraud and money laundering

PRETORIA � A 35-year-old prophet and his wife (37) have just been arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation team at a lavish hotel in Rustenburg today.

The Hawks' case against the pair, concerns alleged offences of fraud, money laundering and contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. (POCA), committed from 2015, in relation to Exchange Control Regulations related to foreign currency in an amount of 1 147 200 USD.

The couple who run several business enterprises in South Africa and abroad are expected to appear before the Pretoria Commercial Crime Court on Monday, 4 February 2019.

Source: South African Police Service