Mr Njilo: Faith Nketsi’s husband allegedly faces close to R1m fraud charge

Media personality Faith Nketsi-Njilo’s husband, businessman Nzuzo Njilo, is allegedly facing a fraud charge of R978 104. 

FAITH NKETSI’S HUSBAND ALLEGEDLY FACES FRAUD CHARGE 

Faith Nketsi’s husband, Nzuzo Njilo allegedly defrauded Johannesburg business owners of close to R1 million a month before their big wedding. 

According to City Press business partners Blaine Evans and James Stephens opened a case of fraud against Njilo. This was after he allegedly failed to honour his side of a R978 104 botched business deal in March. 

Evans reportedly alleged that he and Stephens – through their company, Lund Industries – had concluded a deal to purchase copper concentrate from Njilo’s company NN Chrome Mining. This is according to a written statement given at the Douglasdale police station.

“Nzuzo Njilo defrauded us,” read the statement.

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THE COPPER WAS REPORTEDLY NEVER DELIVERED TO EVANS 

Evans told City Press that he sent the money to Njilo’s Absa account for the order of copper but it was never delivered to him.

“I met him through a mutual friend at Bowl’d Restaurant at Masingita Towers. He told me that he was in the trucking business, and so am I, so I thought: ‘Okay, this is cool.’ He also told me that he owned a chrome mine,” he said.

“We were in steady communication and had another meeting at Tang in Sandton, which he attended with Faith. We talked a little and discussed a few business deals,” he continued.

The publication reports that Njilo told Evans he secured a mine. They then started speaking about an international client who wanted copper. The client allegedly paid the money into Njilo’s account.

“I was given the funds from a buyer overseas and I paid them into Njilo’s account,” said Evans. 

Evans is said to have secured debt collectors to recoup the funds and Njilo met with them and agreed to repay the money. However, Evans says Njilo did not repay the funds which forced him to open a criminal case and ask his lawyers, Bazuka & Co Inc, to write a letter of demand.

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