Tweeps Weigh In On Dr Tumi And His Wife Allegedly Defrauding the National Lotteries Board. Men of God always trend for the wrong reasons here in South Africa. The likes of Shepherded Bushiri, Mboro, Alph Lukau and Timothy Omotoso are among the most controversial pastors around. They are always embroiled in issues like corruption, money laundering, sexual assault and in some instances obtaining by false pretense. Another thing these pastors always share their flamboyant lifestyle o social media, ad promote riches over everything.
On the other hand, there are religious men like Dr Tumi, who have made a great reputation for themselves. The award winning gospel artists and medical doctor is loved by many people in South Africa and beyond. This is why it came as a shock, when it was reported that Dr Tumi and his wife are involved in allegedly defrauding the National Lotteries Board. They have been released on bail after they appeared in court on Tuesday.
Dr Tumi, and his wife Kgaogelo Sara Makweya were listed as committee members of a non-profit organization and allegedly submitted altered grant application documents to the National Lotteries Board for approval of funds to finance projects in 2018. Together with their co-accused, Christopher Tshivule and Thomas Ndadza, they submitted the documents to the National Lotteries Commission in September 2018, resulting in more than R1.5m being transferred into a private bank account. The couple allegedly benefited approximately R760 000 from the funds. Tshivule and Ndadza are out on R5 000 bail each.
Dr Tumi and his wife handed themselves in at the (Hawks) Johannesburg office, escorted by their attorney, and were subsequently charged for fraud. The Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has postponed the case until May 7.
Tweeps are divided over the issue, with the majority being on Dr Tumi’s side, while other are quite disappointed that another man of God is caught up in controversy.