Loan sharks arrested, Witbank

South African Police Service

Loan sharks arrested, Witbank. Photo: SAPS
Loan sharks arrested, Witbank. Photo: SAPS

Kenneth Simelane (64), Tlhapelo Cordelia Mampane (43), have appeared before the Witbank Magistrate’s Court on the 10 and 12 April 2018 respectively after they were arrested for operating a loan shark business.

The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit in a joint operation with South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and National Credit Regulator (NCR), conducted a sting operation in Lynnville, Emalahleni following up on information about an illegal money lending business.

SASSA cards were reportedly being confiscated in the process in exchange of the said loans which is a contravention of the National Credit Act (Act 34 of 2005).

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