Justice Sambo (46) was found guilty and sentenced by the Witbank Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 for unlawful sale of RDP houses in Witbank and surroundings.
Prior his arrest, Sambo was circulated in the media as a wanted suspect in connection with illegal sale of low cost houses via social media advertisement.
In October 2020 members of the public responded to the advert and contacted Sambo to finalise deals for purchases. He exerted pressure to the victims to make payments in advance.
After they settled their payments, Sambo vanished.
The matter was reported to the police and the case was referred to the Hawks for investigation. A warrant for his arrest was issued by a competent court which culminated to his detention and charges of fraud and theft of over R300 000.00 were preferred against him.
He successively appeared in court until he was convicted and sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, wholly suspended on condition that he does not commit similar offences during the period of suspension.