Alleged MTN fraudster back in court


The woman accused of defrauding MTN will be back in court on 20 June.

Brendan Ruth Moshabane who is out on R200 000 bail, is due in the Johannesburg Specialised Crimes Court to face 16 charges of fraud, theft and money laundering.

The State alleges that Moshabane defrauded her then-employer, MTN, of more than R23 million. The 42-year-old was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crimes Unit on 11 April at MTN headquarters, in Fairlands where she was employed as an accountant.

During bail application proceedings, prosecutor Advocate Bongani Chauke mentioned that the State had a strong case against the accused. He pointed out that Moshabane allegedly transferred money from MTN bank accounts into her own personal account.

“The accused was in a position of trust. The company entrusted her with powers and authority to act on 76 bank accounts of the company,” Chauke said at the time.

In Moshabane’s affidavit, read by her legal representative during her bail application, the accused indicated that she will be pleading not guilty to all charges.

Related article: MTN accountant Brendan Ruth Moshabane in the dock for defrauding employer of millions

Belinda Pheto
Metro Reporter

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