The Special Investigating Unit has obtained a preservation order to freeze a R27 million luxury property linked to the former chairperson of the National Lotteries Commission, Professor Alfred Nevhutanda.
The mansion, in Wonderboom, Pretoria, is owned by Vhutanda Investments, a company whose sole director is Nevhutanda.
The SIU says Vhutanda Investments allegedly purchased the property in 2018 with money from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC).
The SIU says its investigation has also revealed that the property was bought by NGO’s that had received lotteries grants
In March this year, the SIU said it had already identified R300 million in grants siphoned off and used to pay for cars, luxury homes and properties, among other things.
It forms part of a broader investigation which began in November 2020, after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation empowering it to probe alleged corruption involving the NLC.