Pictures of Naledi Lukhope – accused of tender fraud – have gone viral on social media.
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Mzansi’s hottest felon? Tweeps thirst over woman accused of tender fraud

Tender bae? Pics of a 22-year-old Naledi Lukhope – who has been accused of receiving unlawful tenders over R2 million – have gone viral.


Pictures of Naledi Lukhope – accused of tender fraud – have gone viral on social media.
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You’ve heard of the “world’s hottest felon” Jeremy Meeks – but has Mzansi met its match with this woman accused of tender fraud?

Pictures of Naledi Lukhope wearing lingerie – who has been arrested after being unlawfully awarded over R2 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) tenders – have gone viral.

And it’s all because of her radiant beauty and flawless body.


According to News24, police arrested Naledi and her father Makhonzandile Lukhope in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday 20 July.

The daddy-daughter duo is facing charges of fraud, forgery, and uttering. This after allegedly being awarded fraudulent PPE tenders amounting to R4.3m by the Eastern Cape Department of Education in 2020.

The government tenders were awarded to Makhonzandile and Naledi’s companies Amabongwe Building and Civil Contractors and Tsunami Civils respectively.

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Makhonzandile Lukhope and his daughter Naledi Lukhope appeared before the Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court.
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The 22-year-old is the sole proprietor of her company and was awarded a R2,4 million tender. 

Naledi is also the owner of Afri Strings – an “African-inspired lingerie” store – the brand she was seen wearing in the viral pictures.


Following Naledi’s pictures going viral on social media, many tweeps have shifted their attention from her alleged tender theft to her appearance.

Some have even offered to post her bail!

@alexisdvr15: “Let me pay her bail”

@kabelodick: “I’m just happy she is out on bail, such a sexy gorgeous thing must not go  to jail imagine”

@ZukesM: “If I was an attorney I was going to take her case pro bono”

@pulengsotomela: “I understand why she got the tender”