9. Fraud; nepotism and corruption, the Dr Patel appointed a personal friend Mr Owen Steyn a former primary school teacher in the position as Project Manager for new venture creation. Mr Steyn has and had no experience or prior knowledge of the position. No interviews were conducted. Knowing that Mr Steyn was completely out of his depth Dr Patel very dubiously ensured that all work presumably conducted by Mr Steyn in actual fact work completed by a Mr Vic Ellary an employee at Imbisa a company were Dr Patel’s wife was a director. Imbisa was also a participant on Mr Steyn’s projects. All contracts signed off with Imbisa on behalf Merseta were signed by Dr Patel. Dr Patel only declared his relation once question were raised by myself, this after signing of millions to Imbisa. Evidence will show emails; cell phone communication between Mr Ellary; Mr Steyn; Mr Derrick Peo and Dr Patel. Not all of the income received from the Merseta was declared to SARS.
10. Fraud in that Dr Patel signed of millions in the form of a grant / donation African Academy and serving a director of the academy at same time. No declaration was made to the Merseta board prior and or during the payments being made.
|Crime Date/Time:||3 Apr 2006, 08:04 AM|
|Reported Date:||8 Aug 2016, 08:08 AM|