BOGUS BUSINESS DEAL LEAVES FAMILY POOR
By: Mhleli Mkhize
A fake business deal left an old couple broke.
Banginkosi and Zakithi Ndlovu will never forget the day they lost their investment truck to a bogus man in August this year in Cato Ridge.
The man who identified himself as a businessman who had found a tender in one of the Municipal offices in the area, was allegedly a long time criminal with numerous criminal
charges in his name.
This comes after records were shown by the Camperdown Police station.
“It was only when the man took our letter of ownership and all the other documents related to the car and didn’t pay the agreed amount which was R15 000 at the end of the month that I
knew something was wrong,” said Ndlovu.
Ndlovu showed all the conversations they had with the unknown man who identified himself to them as Masundu Khumalo and had produced an identity document that was also
confirmed fake by the Home Affairs offices in Pinetown.
Ndlovu has four grandchildren who are without a mother and father and depend on his pension for school and food.
The man has not been caught and all attempts to make contact with him have been unsuccessful.
Police officer at Umsunduzi Police Station Captain Zingisile Jam Jam said that it is common for people to go missing after making such deals in this area.
“A case has been opened against the suspect and he is being searched for and will be charged for corruption,” added Jam Jam.
Ndlovu currently survives on his pension fund and hopes his truck will be found soon.