Metro FM presenter Lerato Kganyago's hubby Thami Ndlala has been caught up in a vehicle fraud scandal.
In a six and a half year fraud investigation at the Garsfontei Police Station in Tshwane, Thabo Tlhopane Molapo told police in his statement Thami asked to use his personal details to purchse a Range Rover.
Both Thami and Thabo were arrested in 2013 and are expected to appear in court in July.
The two pleaded not guilty to the charge at the time. Thabo implicated Ndlala claiming that he gave him R6000 in return for the favour. According to Thabo's statement he was approached by Thami.
Read the statement below:
"During May 2012 I was approached by Thami, he told me there were certain guys who wanted to buy a vehicle, he further asked me if i could assist because i work in the government ( Dept of Justice)
"They promised me to give me something for my effort.
"After sometime, I recieved a cellphone call from Thami telling me he'd give me R6000 rand if i could give him a copy of my id and proof of residence and salary advice.
" Two days later, Thami visited my workplace and handed R6000 rands to me in cash, I the gave him all my personal details.
"Following that, I had no idea what he bought until he approached me for a signature at one of the car dealership in Benoni east of Jozi, I can't remember the garage name, but i can point out the garage.
Thabo said he only visited the garage once.
According to his statement the car was bought via Westbank.
"According to my personal knowledge, Thami's paying installments straight to the bank up to now the vehicle is still in my name.
Initially Thami used to send the installments money to my account and the bank would would debit my account"
Thabo also told the police that he knew Thami through a mutual friend.
Thabo refused to comment when contacted, " I have no knowledge of what you are saying and can't discuss such things with the media."
In his account Thami denied the allergations.
"I was never involved in the purchase of that car, "I discovered it was bought fradulentlyand distanced myself. I was helping Thabo to pay the instalments as a friend, Thami also laid charges against the investigating officers..
" I don't want to talk about it because it's an ongoing case matter, he said.
Police spokes person Kay Makhubele confirmed the case, " Two suspects were arrested"
Lerato distanced herself from the matter when called for comment.