November 23, 2022

Terry Pheto allegedly ready to sing like a canary in Lotto fraud case

Terry Pheto is set on clearing her name despite her link to the NLC fraud

When the Special Investigating Unit said they were probing Tsotsi and The Bold and The Beautiful star, Terry Pheto, she denied her involvement.
She said: "I deny any involvement in the alleged scheme that has been reported on. I also had no prior knowledge of an application to obtain a preservation order against me and have no sight of this order."The SIU said Pheto's three-storey home was built using R3 million of lottery grant money meant for an "initiation programme'.
The NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit obtained a high court preservation order to freeze nine luxury properties, two Ocean Basket franchises, and a BMW.


Zimoja has since learnt that Terry is not only cooperating with the SIU, she is also singing like a canary.
Zimoja understands that Terry is allegedly involved in a secret romance with former chairperson of the National Lotteries Commission, Professor Alfred Nevhutanda.
Nevhutanda, who is married to Tshilidzi, a pastor in the church, is a director of at least 40 companies, including some involved in mining, investment and communications.
He is also the senior pastor at Higher Grace Church International.
A source said Nevhutanda, who has a secret love-child child with Terry, opted to assist her with the money from National Lotteries Commission, rather than pay her child support.
The source close to the situation said: " Terry is naming names in this matter. She doesn't want to get arrested, and since she will turn into a state witness when the Hawks arrest the suspected fraudsters."


The source said Terry was also worried about her reputation. In June, the SIU obtained a preservation order to freeze a R27 million luxury property linked to Nevhutanda.
The mansion, in the suburbs of Wonderboom in Pretoria, is owned by Vhutanda Investments, a company whose sole director is Nevhutanda.
The SIU said: "Vhutanda Investments allegedly purchased the property for approximately R27 million in 2018 with money from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC)."
At the time of the acquisition of the property, Professor Nevhutanda was both the director of Vhutanda Investments and the chairman of the board of the NLC."
When called for comment SIU Spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyakgo said, "We don't don't have a comment on that."

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