Nzuzo Njilo, who is reality TV star Faith Nketsi’s husband, has been granted bail — Eye Witness News (EWN) reports.
The controversial businessman is the son of the former mayor of Msunduzi Municipality, Themba Njilo.
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NZUZO NJILO AND KWANDA NTSHANGASE OUT ON BAIL
The suspected fraudster — who owns a trucking company — appeared alongside his co-accused, Kwanda Ntshangase, at the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 28 April.
The pair were arrested in connection with allegations that they fraudulently posed as salesmen who were selling a truck, and illegally took money from an unsuspecting buyer in May 2021. The court heard that the money was transferred into Njilo’s account.
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After convincing the court that he needed bail because he has a wife and a 1-year-old to take care of, Njilo was granted R30 000 — while Ntshangase received R3 000 bail.
The matter was postponed to 28 June for further investigation.
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PENDING FRAUD CASE
During the court proceedings, it was revealed that Njilo has a pending fraud case in Johannesburg. The matter is currently before the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.
According to City Press, Lund Industries owners, Blaine Evans and James Stephens, opened a case of fraud against the businessman for an outstanding debt of approximately R1 million. The pair allegedly paid him for copper concentrate, which he never delivered in August last year.
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Ofentse Nkgwang, who is Njilo’s lawyer, he is set to appear in Randburg, Johannesburg, on 19 May.
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