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‘This is a difficult time for me’: Terry Pheto denies involvement in lottery fraud


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  • Tsotsi’s lead actress, Terry Pheto, has denied her involvement in the lottery corruption scandal.
  • Pheto and eight others are accused of defrauding the National Lottery Commission.
  • Pheto has denied any involvement and says he will cooperate with investigations.

Lead actress in the Oscar-winning film tsotsi, Terry Pheto, has denied his involvement in the alleged fraud related to the financing of the National Lottery Commission (NCL).

On Friday, City Press reported that Pheto was among eight people, including two lawyers, an accountant, a hotel group CEO and a former NLC commissioner, to be investigated by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). ) in a multi-million dollar case. -rand fraud scheme.

“This fraud scheme allegedly saw them obtain property through money fraudulently acquired from the NLC,” the report said.

According to City Press, the SIU has been ordered by the Pretoria High Court to seize nine luxury properties in Pretoria, Centurion, Hartbeespoort and Johannesburg, pending final determination of the final confiscation application.

In a statement on Saturday, Pheto said she was dismayed to discover she was the subject of an SIU investigation into allegations of fraud related to NCL funding.

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“I deny any involvement in the alleged scheme that has been reported. I also had no prior knowledge of an application to obtain a detainer order against me and have not seen this order,” he said.

Pheto said he has high regard for the law and would fully cooperate with the investigation in an open and transparent manner.

She has described this ordeal as a difficult time for her.

“This is a difficult time for me. I would like to thank everyone for their unwavering messages of support.”

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