Monday, 11 April 2022 11:18

Former SSA clerk Kgaugelo Bopape sentenced to six years imprisonment.

Staff Reporter.

Former State Security Agency (SSA) finance clerk, Kgaogelo Bopape, has been sentenced to six years in prison for stealing R170 000 from the SSA.

Bopape on Monday appeared at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court after she was convicted in February of theft.

The 53-year-old was responsible for making funds available to members of the SSA for their operations – pleaded guilty to a charge of theft in the amount of R170 000.

On 7 April 2020, Bopape withdrew R500 000 under the false pretence that she would make the funds available to the members of the SSA operations.

After internal investigations were done, an opened packet containing R330 000 was found inside her office and after interrogation, she eventually admitted to stealing R170 000.

The matter was then reported to the police and she was arrested on 26 January 2021. 

National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Lumka Mahanjana welcomed the sentence.

"The NPA hopes the sentence would send a strong message that such crimes of theft, corruption and fraud will not be tolerated."