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Monday, 20 November 2023 11:31

Ex-Msunduzi mayor's son out on bail for R1.5m fraud.

Staff Reporter.

Businessman Nzuzo Njilo, the son of Themba Njilo, was granted bail of R10 000 in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Njilo faces charges of fraud amounting to R1,5 million relating to a truck sale.

"One of the bail conditions is that he hands over his travel documentation within 48 hours of paying his bail. A further condition is that he does not interfere with or communicate with witnesses."

"The matter has been remanded to February 15 for further investigations," said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Kara.

In April, police in Port Shepstone were seeking the assistance of community members in locating Njilo and another businessman, Kwanda Ntshangase, after warrants of arrest were issued by the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court.

The two are alleged to have masqueraded as salesmen who pretended to be selling a truck in May 2021. The unsuspecting buyer went and physically viewed the truck at a dealership in Boksburg and later paid the two a substantial amount of money.

"The truck was never delivered and since then the duo could not be contacted and their whereabouts remain unknown," said police spokesperson Robert Netshiunda at the time.

Njilo has also been dodging Absa who obtained a writ of execution to attach the movable assets belonging to his business associate, Matshidze Nicholas Ramuvhundu.

Ramavhundu, like Njilo, runs a trucking company and is accused of disappearing with 15 trucks which he bought through Absa’s vehicle financing system.

Of the 15 trucks, four of them are reportedly in Njilo's possession.

The court order, which Absa obtained in July, authorises the bank to repossess the vehicles from the businessmen or their properties to get back the funds.