A Qonce (formerly known as King William’s Town) attorney, Matthews Mziwoxolo Ntwendala (61) of Ntwendala Attorneys, appeared in East London District Court yesterday. He was arrested on the 17 March 2021 by the East London Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team of Hawks for alleged charges of Fraud and Theft.
“It is reported that between 2011 and 2014 Ntwendala received payments in his Trust Account from various clients who consulted him for assistance in various legal issues. It is alleged that he received the money and never rendered the services and yet failed to refund the victims. The conduct prejudiced the victims money to the added value of R613 370,00.” Said Provincial HAWKS Spokesperson Cpt Yolisa Mgolodela in a statement.
Mgolodela said that a number of complaints was lodged with the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team in East London and Investigations pursued hence his arrest and court appearance on the 18 March 2021.
“He is released on warning and the case is remanded for 15 April 2021.” she said
The East London Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team is commended by the Provincial Head of the Hawks Major General Mboiki Obed Ngwenya for their dedication and determination in uprooting Commercial Crime.