Tsotsi Actress Terry Pheto’s Home To Be Auctioned Over Lottery Fraud
Terry Pheto, the actress from the movie Tsotsi is having her home auctioned due to her involvement in a lottery fraud.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) confirming this development said Pheto’s Johannesburg house will be auctioned today [2 March 2023].
News24 reported that following an investigation, it was gathered that the money used to buy land and build a mansion in Bryanston was supposed to be used to promote a public program about circumcision.
The Special Investigations Unit got a green light from a high court to seize nine properties in Gauteng, a BMW 420i car, and two Ocean Basket restaurants on the East Rand. All these things are worth R25 million and belong to Pheto and others.
“The SIU investigations have found that the money used for the purchase of the land and construction of the home came from non-profit organisations that received NLC funding for the rollout of a public campaign and culturally sensitive medical intervention projects aimed at achieving traditional circumcision practice.
“After the preservation order was granted, Pheto’s legal representatives contacted the SIU and the Asset Forfeiture Unit indicating that they will not contest the preservation order granted by the high court,” confirmed the anti-corruption and maladministration body.
The following individuals and parties are also connected to the alleged fraud. These are Lesley Ramulifho, Collin Mukondeleli Tshisimba, Fulufhelo Promise Kharivhe, the AO Residence Trust (represented by Mashudu Shandukani), the Rasemate Family Trust (represented by Rebotile Maloman), the Mojakgomo Family Trust (represented Thabang Charlotte Mampane), Unbrand Properties (represented by Sthembiso Jim Skosana) and the Just Cuban Trust (represented by Botshelo Cornelius Moloto)