Prominent gospel star and medical doctor, Dr Tumi and his wife have been cleared of all charges after they were arrested earlier this year for allegedly defrauding the National Lotteries Board.
However, the gospel star walked out of Palm Ridge Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday a free man after the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit dropped all charges against him and his wife Kgaogelo Makweya. The National Prosecuting Authority decided that the musician and his wife had no case to answer to after representations by their lawyer.
In their report, the NPA exonerated Dr Tumi and Kgaogelo Makweya. They indicated that after they had thoroughly considered the representations taking into account the contents of the case docket, the prosecutor’s report in response to the representations as well as the facts and circumstances relevant to the case the conclusion is that the charges be unconditionally withdrawn against Dr Tumi and his wife.
“Due to the matter having had been sub-judice, we couldn’t comment on it. From the onset we maintained our innocence because we did nothing wrong. Handing ourselves over to the authorities was not an admission of guilt, but was out of respect for law enforcement agencies and to allow justice to take its course,” said Dr Tumi.
He added that this morning they are vindicated, justice has been served, they have no case to answer to, so they are thankful for the support and love from their family, friends, colleagues and the public at this time. “We are turning back to life and pursuing our passions and look forward to putting this episode behind us, God bless you all,” added Dr Tumi.