Gospel Musician Dr Tumi and his wife were released on R3000 bail each by the Commercial Crimes court sitting in Palm Ridge on Tuesday.
The couple Dr Tumi, real name Tumisang Makweya and Kgaogelo Makweya handed themselves on Tuesday to the Hawks and were arrested and charged with fraud amounting to R1.5 million.
According to the Hawks, it is alleged that the suspects, Doctor Tumi (39) and his wife Kgaogelo (36) were listed as committee members at a non-profit organisation, allegedly submitted altered grant application documents to the National Lotteries Board for approval of funds on projects in 2018.
"Further investigation revealed that the couple together with their co-accused who has since been released on R5000 bail each, Chistopher Tshivule (46) and Thomas Ndadza (48) allegedly altered information on the documents submitted to the National Lotteries in September 2018 which resulted in the amount of over R1.5 million being transferred into a private bank account,“ Hawks said in a statement.
The couple allegedly benefitted approximately R760 000 from the funds. "They handed themselves in at the Johannesburg office escorted by their attorney and were subsequently charged for fraud.
They appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court today and were granted bail of R3000 each. The case was postponed to 07 May 2021 for docket disclosure."
Gospel sensation Dr Tumi recently claimed that he rejected an invitation to join a secret society called the illuminati.
Taking to his Facebook page the artist told his fans about this incident moments after it happened. He says he was promised things that would bring him great fortune and fame.
"So early today they tried to recruit me to join an Illuminati society. Got told I have been noticed and would be of value. Got promised $1mil (R13 million) a month and great fame and influence across the globe," he shared.
The Illuminati is said to be a powerful and savagely guarded organisation that secretly controls the entire modern world. Alternately, it is one of the world’s most persistent conspiracy theories, according to The Guardian.