Kimberley family scammed by Post Office
The hard-earned savings of a family in Barkly West, located near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, have been allegedly snatched by a suspected Post Office syndicate as reported by the SABC News. The family has been left devastated and reeling from the loss. The family claims that more than R100 000 was withdrawn from their savings account without their knowledge or consent and that the money was swiped at various stores and locations in Kimberley and the North West province.
The family first discovered the missing money in November of last year when they visited the Post Office in Barkly West to check their account. To their shock and dismay, they found that a large amount of their savings had been drained away in a series of transactions they did not authorize. The family immediately reported the incident to the Kimberley Post Office and went to the Kimberley police station to open a case for investigation.
According to Olehile Sehako, one of the victims, the investigation initially revealed that some Post Office employees were logging into his account and withdrawing money without authorization. However, despite the evidence and numerous complaints, the police have yet to make any arrests or recover the missing funds.
The ordeal has left the family in financial ruin, as they are struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford to pay for necessities like school fees and car repairs. They are heartbroken by what has happened and feel let down by the authorities who have failed to bring those responsible to justice.
In response to the allegations, the South African Post Office has stated that it cannot comment on the matter now but will investigate the incident. The Northern Cape police have disclosed that they are currently probing several cases of fraudulent activities, which also involve the disappearance of R350 social relief of distress grants.
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