Former Lotteries Boss Under Investigation For Fraud, R27M Mansion Seized

An R27m mansion belonging to former lotteries commission boss Alfred Ntshengedzeni Nevhutanda has been seized by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) following a court order.

According to court documents, Nevhutanda Investments has purchased the plush property for R27 million with funds from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), where the embattled “professor” was formerly head.

It was also revealed that the former lotteries boss had made the purchase when he was head of the lotteries board as well as the director of Vhutanda Investments.

Nevhutanda had allegedly bought the property through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under the guise of grants from the National Lotteries Commission. As a result, the property is the result of the proceeds of crime.

By the way, Nevhutanda isn’t the only person who has, at some point, been accused of using the NLC for personal and familial enrichment. The same accusation had been made against kwaito veteran in the past. But nothing came out of it.

Anyway, by court order, Nevhutanda has been barred from either selling, leasing, transferring or even donating the property.

The investigation comes a month after Nevhutanda was questioned about his “dodgy” professorship from an Azerbaijan in a field in which he’s neither trained nor competent.

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