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Former EC station commander sentenced to a year in jail for fraud

Major Petros Moraba falsified land transfer documents for a municipal property.

FILE: Moraba had produced the papers as evidence of ownership to a businessman he had hired to build a block of flats. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A former station commander in the Eastern Cape will spend a year behind bars after being convicted of fraud.

Major Petros Moraba, who was the head of the Mount Fletcher Police Station, was sentenced in the Regional Court yesterday.

He falsified land transfer documents for a municipal property without the local municipality's approval.

Moraba had produced the papers as evidence of ownership to a businessman he had hired to build a block of flats.

The Hawks' Anelisa Feni said, "One dealt with transferring part of the land from Elundini Municipality to Colonel Moraba while another transferred the portion of the land from the municipality to Mr [Bilal] Khan. both documents contained a fraudulent signature from the municipal manager."

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