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RAF alleged fraudster released on warning

EASTERN CAPE - Sibongiseni Mzayiya (31) was released on warning by the East London Magistrate’s court on 28 June 2022 after his arrest by the East London based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team of the Hawks for allegations of Road Accident Fund fraud (RAF).

It is alleged during 2007, the accused was involved in a car accident. The mother of the accused is reported to have submitted a claim to RAF and it was processed as well as paid out to the claimant.

During 2019, the accused and his mother are reported to have submitted another claim with RAF. The claim was processed but RAF picked up that the claim was a duplicate. Before the money was paid out, RAF reported the matter to Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team of the Hawks for probing which culminated in the arrest of Mzayiya on 28 June 2022. The investigations revealed that Mzayiya nearly prejudiced RAF cash to the value of R750 000.

He made his first court appearance at Mdantsane Magistrate’s court where he was released on warning.

The matter is remanded to 08 July 2022 for legal representation.

Source: South African Police Service

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