Social Justice Coalition staff members have opened a case of theft and fraud against suspended chief executive Xolani Klaas at Lingelethu West Police Station in Khayelitsha.

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Social Justice Coalition (SJC) staff members opened a theft and fraud case against suspended chief executive Xolani Klaas on Thursday at Lingelethu West Police Station in Khayelitsha.

GroundUp reported last week on unexplained expenses on the organization’s bank card, controlled by Klaas, apparently on personal luxuries. Klaas did not explain the expenses after we sent him questions.

SJC Office Administrator Thandokazi Njamela said, “As SJC staff, together with some community members, we have come to Lingelethu Police Station to lay criminal charges against Xolani Klaas, who is accused for spending SJC money for his personal use.

“Most important is how we feel, as staff members, because as the days go by after the GroundUp article, more and more information is emerging about what this man did. is quite scary and, at the same time, it makes us angry because we have been blindsided by this person.

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“One thing we insist on is that he be held accountable and that justice be done,” Njamela said.

A statement released by the organization said:

The newly constituted CJS Board of Directors took the decision to suspend Mr. Klaas with immediate effect.

“In addition to the suspension, the SJC Board of Directors has taken the decision to launch a third-party, independent investigation into the allegations made against Mr. Klaas.”

Asked about the suspension and the open case against him, Klaas said: “I don’t want to comment at this stage.”


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