A suspected farming machinery fraudster Johannes Jakobus Louwrens (43) appeared in the Polokwane Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Friday. He is facing allegations of fraud.

In September 2019, the victim allegedly bought farming machinery from the company owned by the accused. They cost him a tune of R121 125 and a delivery was made.

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It is reported that when the victim inspected the machinery, he realised that they were faulty. He returned them to the company.

It is further reported that when the victim made a follow up to check if the machinery was fixed. He could not get hold of the accused and the money was never paid back.


The matter was reported to the Hawk’s Serious Commercial Crime Investigation. After a successful investigation, Louwrens was served with a summons to appear in court the very same day.

The case against Louwrens was postponed to 4 March 2022.

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