Thokozani Goodwill Ndlovu worked very hard to gain his employer’s trust and got recognition when he was entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of the day to day smooth operation of the bank’s Automated Teller Machines.
The 35-year-old Ndlovu used the trust to enrich himself instead of rendering loyal service to both his employer and clients.
The bank identified illicitly when more than half a million rand went missing within a space of three days in November 2018.
Internal investigation was instituted whereby Ndlovu was identified as the prime suspect.
The bank then laid a formal charge with South African Police Service in Volkrust which conducted investigation that led to Ndlovu’s arrest in March 2019.
The accused was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for each of the two counts of theft and five years’ imprisonment for the third count of theft which it will run concurrently with the second count.
Out of 25 years imprisonment, he is expected to serve 20 years behind bars and the Volksrust Regional Court further ruled that his pension be forfeited to the bank to compensate the loss incurred.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela warned employees against any form of corruption and further extended the warning to community members to avoid illicit quick cash making activities as they might led them serve prison terms.