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Dr Tumi and his wife were escorted by their lawyers when they handed themselves over to the police earlier on Tuesday morning.

They were later released on bail after they allegedly defrauded the National lotteries board. Dr Tumi and his wife were listed as committee members at non profit making organisation when the alleged fraud took place.

It is said that they submitted grant application documents to the National lotteries board for approval of funds on a project in 2018.

It is allegd that they altered information submitted in September 2018 resulting in R1,5 million being transferred into a private bank account. Dr Tumi and his wife are said to have benefited R760 000 from the funds.

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They were charged for fraud and they appeared in the Palm Ridge High Court where they were granted a bail of R3000 each. The case was postponed to 7 May 2021.



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