PORT ELIZABETH – Disgraced former Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality communications boss Roland Williams will be sentenced in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday for insurance fraud.

Williams pleaded guilty to claiming R100,000 from his insurance company for an accident that never happened.

The former director boss, together with his co-accused VR Motors, represented by Renika Rungan, pleaded guilty in January.

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Williams, along with Renika’s husband Raven – who was shot dead in 2015 – defrauded Santam Limited through a combined insurance claim worth more than R115,000 in 2014.

Williams and Rungan deliberately caused extensive damage to his BMW to put in a claim to defraud Santam after Williams experienced engine problems with his car.

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Magistrate Lionel Lindoor previously said that he was not completely convinced that it would be appropriate not to sentence Williams to a term of direct imprisonment.

In March, Lindoor postponed sentencing and asked for a probation officer’s report to prove Williams was the primary caregiver to his four children.

He also questioned why Williams’ wife Shahnaz was not employed considering that she was still a young woman.

African News Agency