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    A Mpumalanga couple faces theft charges after blowing R9-million erroneously paid into their business bank account by a municipality.

    Dr JS Moroka local municipality spokeswoman Masabatha Ramatsetse said the couple's company had been contracted to provide construction services for a water reservoir project amounting to R1.6-million.

    Instead, the municipality mistakenly paid them R10.6-million 10 months ago. "The municipality would like to state that the company was consulted after the erroneous payment was identified and they refused to pay back the overpaid amount," Ramatsetse said yesterday.

    Ramatsetse said internal disciplinary processes were also already under way and the municipal employee responsible for approving the transaction had been suspended.

    The couple, aged 51 and 48, however, lost two-thirds of the windfall on a deal that went sour which they hoped would bring them more money. The rest of the money was spent on vehicles, including a R629000 Jaguar.
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    Throw them in jail for theft. Og wait they are only imitating the chief
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    People are stupid. How can you for a second justify keeping that money?

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    It's just a zero. Calm the fek down. What can you buy with R0 nowadays?
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    Who authorised this payment? Why wasn't it picked up earlier? Suspending a junior employee for something like this reeks of a cover-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
    People are stupid. How can you for a second justify keeping that money?
    Government doesn't think twice about stealing from you; why not return the favour?

    I would take the money and run if I was 110% sure I could do so without getting caught.

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    when lady luck turned out to be Aileen Wuornos
    Now you are screwed

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    So idiotic. The only thing you do with money like that is invest it. Then return it within a reasonable amount of time and keep the interest for the trouble they caused you.

    Even at money market rates you could have been earning 50K per month on that cash and no jail time is required then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
    People are stupid. How can you for a second justify keeping that money?
    Monkey see monkey do

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3WA View Post
    Government doesn't think twice about stealing from you; why not return the favour?

    I would take the money and run if I was 110% sure I could do so without getting caught.
    Because I have a conscience and I do not want to be on the same level as a bunch of thieving douchebags.....
    May the wors be with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Monkey see monkey do
    RACIST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
    RACIST!
    No its not, that how the saying goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Monkey see monkey do
    RACIST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Monkey see monkey do

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    Quote Originally Posted by jouda View Post
    Because I have a conscience and I do not want to be on the same level as a bunch of thieving douchebags.....
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