Muvhango loses millions in petty cash – manager in court for fraud

2017-10-10 15:59:51.0 | Mpho Sibanyoni |

A former senior manager of Muvhango has been arrested for allegedly siphoning over R3-million from the SABC television soapie’s petty cash.

The former production manager made his first appearance at the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Johannesburg yesterday after he was nabbed on Sunday.

He is facing fraud and theft charges relating to the missing R3.3-million.

The man was responsible for preparing and arranging shoots for Muvhango to ensure the smooth running of the popular SABC2 soapie.

His other duties involved providing invoices, signing receipts from service providers and being entrusted with the company petty cash.

It is alleged he “created fictitious service providers and/or names and/or persons and would, from time to time, pay out cash from the petty cash [into his own account] while pretending to pay service providers and/or persons…” reads the charge sheet.