Alton Mphethi arrested again

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Alton Mphethi arrested again
FRAUDSTER: Disgraced PAC leader Alton Mphethi to face imprisonment after defrauding Mpumalanga department of education millions. PICTURE BY News24

The murder-convict is now arrested for fraud.


Expelled PAC leader Alton Mphethi has been arrested again, this time for fraud.

He defrauded the Mpumalanga education department while he was contracted to transport school kids in the Gert Sibande district.

This week the Ermelo Magistrates Court sentenced Mphethi to pay back the R3 million he defrauded the provincial government when he submitted duplicated invoices amounting to more than R2.7 million.

Mphethi was fired a few years ago as President of the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) for not “disclosing his misdemeanour” before getting elected the President.

He was sentenced to 7 years for the murder of a eSwatini national and his party fired him for not disclosing that he was attending court for the murder.

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They only discovered this in 2016 after his sentencing by the court. “Indeed he escaped a huge embarrassment”, a party official said. 

He served 2 years imprisonment of the 7-year sentence. 

Hawks spokeswoman Dineo Sekgotodi said they arrested Mphethi in 2015 and he quietly attended court for fraud.

“He was convicted on 31 July for 34 counts of fraud by the Ermelo Regional Court. 

On 20 August 2021 he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment wholly suspended for five years on the condition that he pays R3 million with the first instalment of R50 000 on or before 30 August 2021.

“His two companies (Ngwato and Barudi) were fined R100 000 each. The Asset Forfeiture Unit was involved in the sentence proceedings,” said Sekgotodi.

(edited by ZK)

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