A man has revealed his shock after discovering his step-son had arranged his fake death.
Joseph Mokoena (57) from Dobsonville, Soweto in South Africa told Daily Sun his fake death was allegedly arranged by his 36-year-old stepson, who is a policemaan. He said he raised him since he was nine years old.
The stepson is accused of submitting fraudulent documents to an insurance company to claim life insurance money in November.
Joseph’s wife, Zodwa, who is the biological mother, said she wanted her son to face the law. Joseph said he was shocked to receive a call from an insurance investigator on Thursday wanting to establish if he was indeed dead.
“According to the investigator I was found dead under a bridge near Vereeniging in October and the amount claimed for my life was R100 000 (about N2.6 million),” said Joseph. “The investigator showed me the fake death certificate,” said Joseph.
Joseph said he went to Home Affairs on Monday and the system confirmed he was dead.
Dobsonville police spokesman Constable Mzwakhe Xazi said a case of fraud was opened and transferred to Vereeniging.