Gold Theft Latest: Police are

Gold Theft Latest: Police are investigating R163 trillion loss

Gold theft, racketeering, high treason and the theft of R41 quadrillion from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are among the allegations.

Gold Theft Latest: Police are

Wild criminal cases alleging high treason, racketeering and the theft of R163 trillion worth of gold in SA and R41 quadrillion in funds from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been opened in two separate cases at the Sandton Police station.

Among the allegations are those linked to an internet scam using bank accounts in the names of “Spiritual Wonder Boy” and “White Spiritual Boy”. A google search for these two names throws up 24,6 million results with several articles also claiming that top SA businessman Tokyo Sexwale may have fallen for the scam.

In a media release with details, stranger than fiction, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) confirmed on Monday that it is in fact investigating the two cases, which were opened at the Sandton Police Station.

Hawks spokesman, Colonel Katlego Mogale said the cases were reported on 13 March 2021 and 13 April 2021 respectively. He said the second case was preceded by a media statement and photographs of the complainant carrying copies of files.

“In the first case, the complainant stated that he was appointed as a Forensic investigator on 6 May 2013 by the Presidency. In support of his appointment, a two-page document signed by the erstwhile employee of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) was attached as part of the 101-page document,” Mogale said.

“The purported authority included documents titled Power of Attorney signed by numerous representatives of tribal authorities. In this case, the complainant reports theft of gold worth one hundred and sixty three trillion rands only (R163 000 000 000 000-00) which was recorded between 1966 and 2021,” Mogale said.

However, Mogale said the DPSA has indicated that its former employee did not have the authority to sign the letter, which is now being used by the complainant. 

 “In the second case, the same complainant states that he was appointed by the Presidency through the DPSA on 6 May 2013. In this case, he reports, in his 213-page document, allegations of money laundering, fraud, theft under false pretences, high treason and racketeering.  The amount lost is recorded as forty-one quadrillion three hundred and thirteen billion one hundred and four million rand only (R41 380 513 104 000 000-00),” Mogale said.

Mogale said the theft had included funds allegedly stolen from Gadaffi, which had been investigated and found to be untrue.

“The DPCI is systematically searching for the truth.  Other allegations are reported to be the withholding of White Spiritual Boy and Spiritual Wonder Boy Accounts. Concerns include loaning money from International Monetary Fund (IMF) at high interest rate when countries have enormous reserves in terms of White Spiritual Boy and Spiritual Wonder Boy Accounts,” Mogale said.

Mogale said DPCI had taken note of internet reports relating to “White Spiritual Boy and Spiritual Wonder Boy Accounts” across the globe. 

“Note has also been taken of the court judgement relating to Rosary Trust.

The National Head of the DPCI, Lieutenant General Lebeya has personally perused the files and directed closer collaborations on the investigators of four matters that requires similar attention,” Mogale said.

“They shall be working closely with the prosecutors that handled these allegations in the past. The Hawks shall leave no stone unturned before reaching any conclusion on these matters.”