Bashir Lauw Kasenjera, a Malawian nationwide has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for fraud.
He defrauded a Motherwell trainer of R669,000 by pretending to multiply his cash in a get wealthy fast rip-off.
He was sentenced on Friday by Port Elizabeth Specialised Industrial Crimes Court docket.
Kasenjera was discovered responsible of fraud and corruption on August 5.
He additionally contravened the Immigration Act and the Client Safety Act.
In keeping with Jap Cape Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, Anelisa Ngcakani, stated Kasenjera who launched himself to Mlungisi Booi as Professor Anadkat inspired him to resign from his educating submit and provides him all his pension so his ancestors would multiply it.
“Throughout June 2017, the 44-year-old trainer noticed an commercial within the newspaper the place a ‘Professor Anadkat’ promised ‘to work miracles with cash’.”
“The sufferer contacted the quantity positioned within the commercial, which resulted in Kasenjera visiting him at his home in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth,” stated Ngcakani.
“In October 2017, Booi resigned from his submit as a trainer and obtained a pension lump sum of simply over R1.042m in March 2018. Two weeks after receiving the payout, Kasenjera swindled R669,000 from the sufferer.
“Kasenjera satisfied Booi to make plenty of financial institution withdrawals and handy the cash to him so he might cleanse the cash for Booi’s ancestors to multiply it.”
She stated Kasejera subjected Booi to collection of religious rituals which made him consider in Kasejera’s religious powers.
“Evidently, Booi by no means obtained his a refund,” Ngcakani stated.
She added that after Kasenjera obtained arrested in April 2018, he tried to bribe police with R100,000 for his launch in Port Elizabeth.