Pheto was listed as part of a group of individuals and companies accused of being the beneficiaries of alleged real estate fraud.
JOHANNESBURG – Actor Terry Pheto has denied any involvement in a multi-million rand Lottery Commission fraud scheme which is being investigated by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU).
On Friday, the Pretoria High Court granted the SIU a preservation order to seize nine luxury properties in Pretoria, Centurion, Hartbeespoort and Johannesburg, a BMW 420i and two Ocean Basket franchises in the East Rand for a combined value of approximately R25 million. .
Pheto was listed as part of a group of individuals and companies accused of being the beneficiaries of the alleged real estate fraud.
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• Lesley Ramulifho
•Collin Mukondeleli Tshisimba
•Fulufhelo Promise Kharivhe
•AO Residence Trust represented by Mashudu Shandukani
•Rasemate Family Trust represented by Rebotile Malomane
Special Investigation Unit (SIU) (@RSASIU) November 4, 2022
In a statement posted on social media on Saturday, the Tsotsi star said she was “dismayed” to be the subject of the SIU investigation.
“I deny any involvement in the alleged scheme that has been reported. I also had no prior knowledge of an application for a detainer against me.”
He added that he “will fully cooperate with this investigation in an open and transparent manner.”
Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) November 5, 2022
The internationally acclaimed star has been at the top of social media trends since Friday’s SIU revelations, with mixed reactions from fans and South Africans alike to her alleged involvement.