7 Finance Ministry officials charged with fraud

7 Finance Ministry officials charged with fraud

MASERU – SEVEN officials from the Ministry of Finance have been charged with fraud, theft and corruption.
The seven are employed as payroll input officers at the ministry’s Pensions Unit of the Ministry of Finance.
The eighth suspect is not a government employee. The prosecution says she was central to the crimes.

The crown says Limakatso ’Malikhetla, ’Matebello Morojele, ’Mateboho Morojele, Boithatelo Morojele, and Mongali Mohapi stole M1.1 million from the government by creating dubious accounts into which they deposited the money.

It is alleged that from May 2012 to February 2018 they purported to be paying Thabo Morojele, Molemo Morojele, Majoro Morojele and Tau Morojele when they were actually siphoning the money.

The bank accounts in which the monies were deposited did not belong to the alleged beneficiaries but the ministry officials.
In another case,’Malikhetla and Mohapi allegedly said one Mookho Tau was a pensioner and they paid her from February 2012 to March 2018.
The accounts in which they deposited M380 510 were found to be belong to them, and not Tau.

All of them appeared before the court yesterday.
They paid bail of M800 each.

Staff Reporter

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