A pastor has been arrested after he has been alleged to be part of an R2 million fraudulent investment scheme.
Tumelo Christopher Mukheti used his position of power in the community of Kliptown, Soweto and convinced his congregant’s to “invest a non-refundable R1500” and in return, they will receive 14% in interest rates. This “investment” scheme was operational between the years 2017 and 2018.
Mukheti provided the information to his congregant’s that a company by the name of “Yahwe Investment Scheme” will hold their money and they can later cash out their dividends. Concerned investors made attempts to track down the company and cash out only to find that the offices were not closed and Mukheti was nowhere to be seen.
The pastor was finally tracked down on the 13th March 2020 at Kopfontein Port of Entry while he was arriving back from Lesotho. He was immediately arrested when authorities flagged him.
Mukheti has attended court on the 16th March 2020 where the case has been postponed until the 8th April 2020. Mukheti applied for bail and this was accepted at a price of R3000.