His case has been ongoing for more than six years. He has been laying low and staying away from the limelight since then. Businessman Brendon Naidoo and former lover to DJ Zinhle Jiyane, who was arrested for defrauding retired teachers and business people through his company Oracle Wealth Management and Apogee Management is set to be going back to court on 26 January 2023. The spokesperson of the National Prosecuting Authority OfSouth Africa (NPA) Spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane tells Zimoja, "The case was postponed to 26 January for the defence to file a review application.'
HIS VICTIMS SPEAK OUT
The foreign exchange investor allegedly swindled people close to R15 million. The alleged acts of money swindling date back to at least 2014. In 2017, it was reported that the businessman was arrested for fraud after six cases were opened against him when businessmen Thapelo Tshephe, Teboho Twala, and Sashi Govender and other victims claimed Brendon embezzled millions of Rands from them. "Brendon owes a lot of people money. I lost over R5million. I started investing small, my first payment was R150 000 and I kept giving.' Thapelo tells Zimoja. A lady from Harrismith in the Free State who does not wish to be named was left money by her deceased husband for her child's education, which she invested with Brendon. "This has so been so painful. My husband left money for our child's education after he passed away. I failed him thinking I was doing the right thing for our child's future. Brendon took everything.Yet again, we pass another festive season of no justice, and we wait until January next year. When will this end?' she asks.
HE MUST GO TO JAIL
Business Teboho Twala introduced Brendon to a retired teacher, whom he allegedly scammed. "I need that guy in jail. The case is dragging. Brendon took the retirement money of a principal, who trusted me. He owes me R250 000.This is a very easy case.' Another alleged victim who also does not wish to be named is frustrated by the length of time the case has taken. "The case has taken a lot of time. But as long as everyone gets justice in the end. Brendon has broken too many families. This is our hard-earned money, and he needs to account. But we are happy that the matter is going back to court. The date has been confirmed and we will attend to see what happens next." Brendon could not be reached at the time of publishing.