Pastor in court for R2m fraud
News24 2009-12-10 20:05
Johannesburg – A Middelburg pastor, his wife and three other people have appeared in court in connection with an alleged pyramid scheme said to involve R2m, Mpumalanga police said on Thursday.
Captain Leonard Hlathi said Pastor Martin Visagie, 48, of the Revival Centre Ministries, and his wife Ellaine, 39, were released on bail of R2 000 each after an appearance on 75 counts of fraud in the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Welnice Mostert, 24, Gregory Irvin Short, 43, also appeared in court on Wednesday and were also released on bail of R2 000 each.
Short’s wife, Debra Lorraine Short, 42, appeared in court on Thursday, when she was granted bail of R2 000.
Hlathi said the arrests followed complaints of non-payment by investors in the alleged scheme.
He said the Visagie’s properties and their home – together worth an estimated R10m – were auctioned four months ago.
– SAPA illegal
Source: News24 – 2009-12-10 20:05