The fraud charges against radio presenter and Skeem Saam actor Sebasa Mogale have reportedly piled up.
After a man opened a fraud case against Mogale in May, claiming he owes him R235 000, four other people have opened cases against the actor — Daily Sun reports.
FRAUD CHARGES PILE UP
Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafelo Mojapelo told the outlet that the cases of fraud were opened at the Polokwane Police Station by different people “following their alleged investments in Bitcoin through Mogale.”
“The police are investigating a total of five cases with an amount of over R800 000. The investigations, which must also include any transactions that might have been made, are still proceeding and once completed, the cases will be taken to the senior public prosecutor for further instructions or a decision.”
Brigadier Mojapelo also confirmed that no arrest has been made thus far.
VICTIMS ALLEGEDLY TURN AWAY AT THE POLICE STATIONS
According to one of the alleged victims, Tryphosa Kganyago, they were turned away when they tried to lay charges against Mogale at a police station in Limpopo.
“The police refused to open a case against Sebasa. They told us we don’t have evidence and that the case is not serious. The police already felt we didn’t have a case,” Kganyago was quoted as saying.
However, Brigadier Mojapelo said that refusing to open a case is illegal and encouraged victims to lay charges.
As per Daily Sun, Mogale has over 100 victims which he allegedly scammed, promising to pay them lump sums.
SEBASA MOGALE DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS
When the allegations were made public, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) confirmed that Mogale was pulled off his Thobela FM afternoon drive show, Ntshirogelo, on Friday 20 May.
This prompted the actor and broadcaster to release a statement on the same day, addressing the claims.
“I am a drive time radio show host, actor, MC and businessman who recently became a Network Marketer (with regards to the cryptocurrency business) having been introduced by others.
“I never imposed or coerced anyone to sign-up. In fact, I would encourage everyone to do their own research, especially because I know that not everyone is familiar with the cryptocurrency industry,” he explain.
In his statement, Mogale further explained that everyone who has invested has access to their accounts.
In addition he addressed the Cart Blance epoisode which aired on May 15 about the allegations.
“During March of 2022, I received an email from Carte Blanche, with a query about the false allegations made against me. I responded to the email with all the details and clarifications stated in this statement and more. However, due to reasons better known to them, Carte Blanche chose not to share my entire response during their broadcast of Sunday May the 15 2022.”
Read the full statement below: