Former Generations actress Tshidi ‘Letoya Makhene’ swindled by MaMkhize’s birthday organizers

Former Generations actress Tshidi ‘Letoya Makhene’ trends after being swindled by MaMkhize’s birthday organizers. Celebrated actress and singer Letoya Makhene has been implicated in several off-screen scandals that have soiled her illustrious career for years. She has been making all sorts of headlines for the wrong reasons. Well, recently, she was a victim of online scams.

According to her manager Mpho Ralengole, they opened a fraud case at the Douglasdale police station in Johannesburg after the thespian was swindled out of R8 000. Of interest is the fact that the scammers were masquerading as organisers of Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize’s birthday bash.

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Letoya Makhene
Letoya Makhene: Image source @Instagram

The organisers claimed to be event organisers contracted to book a host of A-list celebrities and artists to perform at the Royal AM president’s birthday shindig at Max Lounge in Durban. Sunday World has since revealed that the scammers contacted former Generations: The Legacy actress on Friday.

In the mix of things, Ralengole has it that the bubbly actress referred the scammers to her since she is the one who oversees her booking logistics. Reports have it that the scammers later got hold of Ralengole and asked how much Makhene charges for an appearance fee. However, after discussing it in length, the scammers negotiated for a price down to R30 000.

“One of the scammers asked me to send him Letoya’s bank account into which he promised to deposit or transfer the money,” said Ralengole. “After sending the bank account to him, he said he would pay R38 000 and send me a proof of payment immediately.”

Former Generations actress Tshidi ‘Letoya Makhene’ turns to the courts after being swindled by MaMkhize’s birthday organizers

The scammers are said to have informed the actress’s manager that they had paid a whopping R38 000. According to Ralengole, R30 000 was the down payment of Makhene’s appearance fee and R8 000 for flights and accommodation.

Tshidi Moroka 'Letoya Makhene' from Generations (Source Instagram)
Tshidi Moroka ‘Letoya Makhene’ from Generations (Source Instagram)

The event’s organisers then advised them to use their travel agency for accommodation and flights. The scammers revealed that they had made the initial transfer and even sent “proof” of payment. The amount never reflected in the Generations actress account.

“When we told him that the money was not reflected in Letoya’s account, he gave an excuse that it was delayed because he transferred from a Standard Bank account to FNB. He then asked us if we could find R8 000 elsewhere immediately and pay it into the account of the travel agency because we needed to be in Durban the following day.”

Ralengole later received a call from the purported travel agent enquiring about the moolah. After a discussion with Makhene, obtained a loan from a close associate and transferred R8 000 into the account. Just after paying, the scammers ghosted them up until today.

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