Hawks searching for Gauteng businesswoman who allegedly swindled R18 million from investors

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The Hawks in Gauteng are seeking public assistance in tracing Shareen Govender who allegedly swindled victims of an estimated amount of R18 million in 2021.

It is alleged that Govender pretended to be a director of a personal protective equipment (PPE) company, Aurum Line Pty (Ltd) which is an existing company which she had no ties with.

Using this company, she lured and misled potential investors to invest in her venture and promised high monthly returns on investments that never materialised.

The probe revealed that Govender had several cases opened against her. She is believed to be still in the country, possibly in KwaZulu-Natal.

Hawks spokesperson Lloyd Ramovha has warned against those who might be harboring her.

“The public is urged to report her whereabouts to Captain Hennie Pretorius on 079 886 3555. Information received will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Anyone who is harboring her stands to be charged for complicity after the fact and defeating the ends of justice,” says Ramovha.