Former Western Cape magistrate facing fraud charges for moonlighting

The former magistrate is alleged to have illegally collected two salaries in 2013.

A former Western Cape magistrate is set to appear on the opposite side of the bench to face fraud charges for a crime he may have committed seven years ago when he was allegedly moonlighting in a valuations court while also collecting a salary for his work in a magistrate’s court. 
 
In a statement released on Thursday, the Hawks said: “It is alleged that between April 2013 to December 2013, he allegedly misled the Department of Justice by reporting on duty on a daily basis, and then proceeded to the George municipality valuation court wherein he illegally performed other judicial duties that earned him an extra income without due authorisation.”
 
The magistrate is set to appear in the George regional court on 14 September.