A former administration clerk at Eskom, Nwabisa Ngxola, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud, theft, and money laundering. Her co-accused, Michael Chimanzi and Cinderella Moropane, who Eskom also employed, were charged alongside her.
The Nelspruit Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit and Eskom’s forensic investigators conducted the investigation. The trio submitted fraudulent invoices to Eskom and shared the proceeds among themselves.
Ngxola’s password and username were used to capture certain payments to a legitimate company registered in Chimanzi’s name. Chimanzi was imprisoned for eight years and wholly suspended for five years, while Moropane’s case was postponed due to her hospitalization.
The court considered that Chimanzi had already served four years in prison since his arrest and showed remorse by pleading guilty from the beginning. The court dismissed Ngxola’s application for leave to appeal her conviction and sentence.
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