Picture: (Facebook: Tshidiso Dube who allegedly defrauded people their hard-earned cash)
By KEDIBONE MOLAETSI
INVESTORS of Money versus Poverty scheme were left dejected by Forex trade and music producer, Tshidiso Dube aka Dr Doggz. A Tlapeng-born musician and trader allegedly failed to pay up some of people who invested in his business.
One of investors, Gloria Mosala (46) from Pampierstad said she invested in the business and expected fruitful returns. Mosala further said she introduced her husband, brother and neighbour to the trade, but that brought animosity between them after Dube failed to pay them.
“I am contemplating on opening a fraud case against Dube. I invested more than R2800 into the trade and I have not received even a cent thus far. He is ignoring our calls and we do not know where to go now. I am unemployed and the money I invested belongs to the stokvel.
“The mess caused financial upheavals for my family. My marriage is now facing challenges because of this,” she said.
Another investor, Tshepo Seele (42) said: “I feel like Dube defrauded us and we need to take legal steps against him. I do not know if I was stupid enough to trust him. That man has taken all my heard earned money. I was introduced to him by my sister as he was known to be a successful Forex trader around Taung.”
Kuruman-based self-employed man, Tshepo Sebigi said Dube allegedly conned him too. Sebigi said he known Dube back from Tlapeng village, near Taung and he trusted him.
“I believe it was a bad idea to trust him. I have invested R9 500 and expected it with interests. However, he is avoiding my calls and comes up with different stories all the time. I have children to take care of and we are heading towards festive season. I thought that money will assist me where necessary because I am self-employed.
“I would like to advise people not to trust Dube again. He is on the run with our money and I do not think he is willing to pay it back. However, I will meet with him face-to-face during festive season and take it from there,” Sebigi said.
However, a 26 year-old man disputed the allegations levelled against him. Dube said he has experienced challenges through his bank.
“I am aware that there are some people who invested in my business and I must pay them back. However, I experienced challenges with my bank account and I agreed with them that I’ll use my salary to pay back their money. I am working for Health department at Tlapeng clinic as a data capturer. I believe I will use my salary to pay them back.
“I used most of the money to trade after I was under pressure. They wanted their money immediately and I do not have it with me now,” Dube said.