Controversial former municipal spokesman Roland Williams appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court this morning on a count of fraud.
Williams was summoned to appear today and was granted bail of R2000.
The case relates to an insurance scam probe from 2015 following claims that a BMW Williams crashed was allegedly a staged accident to collect a pay-out of almost R100 000.
In 2015 it was revealed that an investigation by leading insurance company Santam also involves controversial tow truck operator Raven Rungan, who it is alleged arranged for Williams’s BMW to be smashed up so it looked as though it had been in an accident.
Rungan died in October 2015 after spending 17 days in intensive care following a shooting incident about 500m from his Kamma Creek home. Before his death, the 43-year-old owner of V&R Auto was in and out of court with a slew of civil and criminal cases against him.
Williams has two previous convictions for drunk driving in 1992 and 1997.