[gauteng] - Prisoner defrauds ministers from behind bars

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Johannesburg - A sentenced prisoner who allegedly cloned the SIM card of former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu and used the politician's cellphone number to defraud Cabinet ministers has been caught.

The total amount that Lucky Nhlanhla Sokhela, 25, managed to solicit is over R30000 as new victims of his alleged scam continue to come forward.

Sokhela, who is currently jailed in Pietermaritzburg for housebreaking, theft, robbery and for being in possession an illegal firearm and ammunition, appeared at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Friday.

Prosecutor Richard Chabalala said Sokhela was facing charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

The case was postponed to June to allow Sokhela to get an attorney....

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