Byline: Levhuwani Matumba

23 August 2022

A sentenced murderer Sandile Kagiso Mantsoe, the sole owner of the Trillion Dollar Legacy investment scheme was requisitioned from Bloemfontein Prison after an investigation by the Hawks Middelburg-based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation linked him with an investment fraud case in Evander.

It is alleged that in December 2016, the accused visited many government offices including the Department of Justice, Municipality offices, and Department of Education whereby he recruited about 180 investors to invest over R2 million for a higher return on investment.

It is further alleged that the accused did not make a payment to his clients as promised and the victim reported the matter at Evander police station on 27 December 2016.

The case was referred to the Hawks for further probe. During the investigation, it was established that the accused was in Bloemfontein Prison serving 32 years for the murder of his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena which occurred in 2017.  After the case was finalized, it was presented before the Evander Regional Court where a subpoena was issued for him to appear before the court on 22 August 2022, hence his appearance.

The case was postponed to 27 September 2022 for further investigation.

He was remanded in custody.

The Provincial Head of the Hawks, Major General Zodwa Mokoena welcomed the arrest. She further warned the public to refrain from investing money with unscrupulous fraudsters. She concluded by asking people who had already fallen into these tricks to report the matter to the police.