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Article compiled and posted by: White Nation correspondent Cape Town   March 15  2019








THE African National Corruption mob is starting to implode…fast and furious that is. We have been long suspecting ( with solid proof that is) that the les miserables in the mafia mob in Lethuli-House has been running South Africa like an ATM machine standing in their own “hood.” Since the State Capture , the VBS debacle and the Zondo commission the worms literally started crawling out of that Lethuli-house worm infested tin like a mini-Tsunami. Now another barrage of resignations are in the order of the day – and tremors are now rattling the windows of that viper’s nest as those worms start to speak. AND the vibes  they make does not sound too  well for the rubble at the top. As we already mentioned in a previous article…the arch fiend’s name “Zuma” just keep popping up time and again. 

Now we already have heard some strange noises coming from that old mobster Jacob Zuma and then another kingpin hoodlum David Mabusa– that should the mob dare acting anything close to being unfavorable to their liking- their will be some MORE worms crawling  – or like Bethabile Dlamini put it “ Little Nyani skeletons” out of that slimy tin.  The latest worm to start spitting some really unsavory venom at the mob is  no other than one of their departing big she-males…Bathabile Dlamini  herself..and it appears she’s bringing some more  ” Little Nyani skeletons” with her indeed!   Bathabile Dlamini said she was made a scapegoat and an easy target as she resigned as a member of parliament on Tuesday. In a ten-page letter signed by Dlamini and sent to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, Dlamini spoke her mind on the state of the ANC and her role in the grants debacle of 2017. “I hold no grudge for being reshuffled and not being appointed,” Dlamini said adding that there was “a lot of noise” aimed at discrediting her. She said in the constitutional court judgment against her in the Sassa case “not once was I proven to be corrupt”. Dlamini insisted that ANC leaders must “have two ears” and treat all members accused of wrongdoing equally.

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Dhlamini...want to talk about the “Nyani skeletons”…..


Given the influence of the media nowadays and how it has been used to destroy some of us. The African National Congress has the responsibility of giving all of us a hearing, more particularly those that serve in the executive,” Dlamini bemoaned. Her resignation from parliament on Monday came after Cyril Ramaphosa did not include her in his cabinet. Had she remained as an ordinary member of the national assembly, she would have lost her right to a significant pension as a former minister. Dlamini used her letter to Magashule to hit out at some leaders of the party, saying some of them have “made themselves look clean when that has not been proven”. She said a challenge in the party is that there are people who think they “own” the president and the secretary-general, without elaborating who they were. “The very same people that complained about this during the past leadership are repeating this and I am not sure whether they think this is good when it is done by them,” Dlamini wrote.

She further added: “It is also worrisome that these are members in the NEC that have fought all presidents from president Nelson Mandela, president Thabo Mbeki and president Jacob Zuma. I am waiting to see what they are planning for the present leadership.” Dlamini claimed there were many foreign ( we guess British) behaviors creeping into the party but that no one was prepared to stop it. She bemoaned the state of the party before the Nasrec conference in 2017 saying, “the ANC has never attended a conference under such a cloud”. Turning to the the controversy over the payment of grants last year, Dlamini accused her former cabinet colleagues of “treason” for suggesting the South African Post Office distribute social grants “when they knew the Post Office did not have the capacity to pay grants”.

The Constitutional Court was forced to extend a contract between Sassa, which Dlamini was in charge of as minister of social development, and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), even though the contract was found to have been illegal. She was accused to have failed to ensure that Sassa was equipped to administer social grants after the contract with CPS was due to expire. The court then ordered an inquiry to determine the culpability around the social grants crisis and in a subsequent judgment, the court described Dlamini’s conduct as “reckless and grossly negligent”‚ saying she failed to disclose information before an inquiry into her role in the social grants debacle. Dlamini, in her letter to Magashule, said she found CPS at the department when she was first appointed and accused unnamed ANC leaders of making profit through CPS through their wives, saying those people are known but because they are well-respected by the party nothing has been said to them. “I have been made a scapegoat, an easy target,” she said.

Dlamini further took a jab at former minister Jeff Radebe, saying “what happened when minister Jeff Radebe took over (the managing of the grants crisis) is a story for another day”. “He started taking over the role of the minister of social development and no one raised the matter with him and I kept quiet. The whole process took another turn,” she said. Dlamini also accused minister Pravin Gordhan of “working with the banks”.Actually the first time I communicated with minister Pravin Gordhan, he suggested that we should call everyone to go and register with banks and it became clear to me that he worked with banks,” she wrote. Dlamini said the crisis around the payment of grants was “engineered somewhere” because she wanted the distribution of grants taken to a local level. “Presently we are all quiet because we are afraid of asking relevant questions. We are afraid of talking about a system that had been taken to another level and was destroying those that behave as if they are defending the country when they are defending monopoly capital,” she hit back.

NOW White Nation has been keeping a bit of track to try to determine what “Little Nyani Skeletons” Dlamini, Zuma and Mabusa was talking about…and brother...that “Nyani” skeletons appear NOT to be so “Nyani” as well. This is literally  the tip of the iceberg…or should we rather say”  lid of the  tin” – that we could find so far- and believe you me...there are MUCH more hidden in that deep and dark interior. You can also have a peek where your tax money is going to…how it has been wasted by this glutenous greedy  pigs this past years IF you have the time at hand that is. AND remember- while your grandmother gets locked up immediately for stealing a bar of chocolate from the local retail store- NONE of this political white collar criminals EVER was even arrested, charged- or  even to speak of dragged before a court of law for all their heinous and blatant  plundering of your hard earned tax money. They simply “resign” and then “disappear” into oblivion- just to be RE-APPOINTED in another lucrative gravy train seat after a few tears of “rehabilitation.”  (Warning: The list is endless) :


1. ANC’s Multi-billion $ Arm’s scandal
2. E-tolling scandal
3. Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla Homestead Project (Project Prestige)
4. Nkandla Freeway Project
5. Misuse of the plastic bag levy funds
6. Police Buildings and the exorbitant lease saga
7. Travelgate
8. Tony Yengeni’s arrest
9. Jackie Selebi and everything about the trial
10. Jackie Selebi’s parole
11. Shabir Schaik’s trial, during which Zuma was implicated but no prosecution followed
12. Schabir Shaik’s parole on medical grounds, but suddenly, he has fully recovered
13. Richard Mdluli’s slush fund
14. Richard Mdluli’s abuse of safe houses
15. Richard Mdluli’s travel agency scam
16. Richard Mdluli’s abuse of state owned vehicles
17. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s liver transplant
18. Nathi Mtethwa’s private residence upgrade with public funds
19. Julius Malema’s Limpopo feeding programme
20. Ntau Letebele’s transport tender in Limpopo
21. Julius Malema’s transport tender in Limpopo
22. School feeding schemes in the Eastern Cape
23. Ms Dina Pule and the ITC Indaba
24. Limpopo textbooks saga
25. Moses Kotane Development Agency corruption
26. Msunduzi municipality officials using more than R1m of taxpayers’ money to fund an ANC rally.
27. Mthatha corruption case over fraudulent legal jobs didn’t exist
28. Ekurhuleni municipality corruption in awarding water meter contracts to Lesira-Teq
29. Thaba Chweu local municipality’s misuse of R3m in 2009
30. Endemic corruption at Nala Local Municipality to the point that treasury have cut them off
31. Desiree Tlhoaele’s axing after going after corrupt officials in sports, arts and culture
32. Viking testing station’s corrupt examiners
33. Police officers Linda Mlambo and Mahlang Shaku fraudulenty conning motorists out of cash
34. Sandton officers arrested for corruption after extorting money from a motorists
35. Willie Hofmeyer’s axing
36. Mvula Trust and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs’ job creation fraud to the tune of hundreds of millions of rands
37. Government’s endemic over-use and over-pay of consultants
38. Glynnis Breytenbach’s axing
39. The spy-tape saga
40. Thosan Panday corruption in KZN
41. KZN’s misuse of R785m in 2011
42. Madibeng municipality awarding millions in tenders to its own employees
43. Madibeng municipality’s taxation scam with its employees
44. Madibeng municipality paying money to fictitious companies for fictitious work
45. Madibeng municipality paying for funerals that never took place
46. Madibeng municipality paying for home renovations for its employees
47. Taung municipality paying triple digit increases without consultation
48. Morake Incorporated Attorneys & the Rustenburg provincial department – R13m paid in fees for a disciplinary hearing
49. Endemic corruption at Mbhashe municipality to the point of the mayor and 7 others being fired
50. Corruption exposed by SIU at Rustenburg and Madibeng local municipalities
51. Corruption exposed by SIU at Moses Kotane
52. Corruption exposed by SIU at Bojanala District
53. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ventersdorp
54. Corruption exposed by SIU at Greater Taung
55. Corruption exposed by SIU at Tswaing
56. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ramotshere Moiloa
57. Corruption exposed by SIU at Mahikeng
58. Corruption exposed by SIU at Dr Kenneth Kaunda District
59. Corruption exposed by SIU at Maquassi Hill
60. Corruption exposed by SIU at Moretele
61. Corruption exposed by SIU at Lekwa-Teemane
62. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ngaka
63. Corruption exposed by SIU at Modiri Molema District
64. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ditsobotla
65. Corruption exposed by SIU at Kagisano
66. Corruption exposed by SIU at Kgetlengrivier
67. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ratlou
68. Corruption exposed by SIU at Dr Ruth Mompati District
69. Corruption exposed by SIU at Naledi Local Municipality
70. Awarding of tenders to Vivian Reddy following Zuma intervention
71. Twenty five cases, involving R768 827 043 in KZN in 2010 alone
72. The Glen Agliotti case
73. Diverting of public funds to Swazi King
74. Diverting of public funds to Robert Mugabe
75. Diverting of public funds to Zanu-PF
76. Funding of military equipment in Zimbabwe with SA public funds
77. Zuma’s corruption in numerous cases prior to his presidency
78. Fraud, corruption, tender-rigging, kickbacks and irregular appointments at Tshwane municipality
79. Endemic corruption at the heart of Mpumalanga municipality including physical violence to avoid publication of facts
80. Public Works’ endemic misuse of public funds for private residences of government officials, disguised as security upgrades.
81. Public Works leasing back property from its own employees for official use, while footing the initial bill too
82. BEE fronting for SAPS land deals outside of the main contract for PTA head office through Roux Shabangu
83. R2.4bn in improper bonuses paid out by SABC to directors
84. SABC paying fictitious staff
85. ANC controlling SABC with threats of fund withdrawals
86. SABC awarding tenders to its own employees
87. Ekurhuleni employees signing off on deals that do not exist
88. Land fraud in KZN worth R50m involving three officials and a businessman for farms and other properties
89. Department of arts and culture misuse of R42m during the soccer world cup
90. Loss of dockets relating to high profile corruption cases
91. Education department officials involved in examination selling
92. Parastatals’ inflated sponsorship of events hosted by the Guptas and New Age
93. New Age website having massive funds diverted its way from government budgets without readership stats to speak of
94. The City of Johannesburg rigging a large tender in favour of Regiments, an ANC-connected empowerment firm central to a consortium that made the JHB mayor’s wife a *multimillionaire.
95. On-Point Engineering securing Limpopo tenders through Julius Malema and his accomplices
96. Amathole district municipality awarding irregular tenders relating to vehicle tracking
97. John Block’s R112m tender fraud relating to water purification equipment
98. Gaston Savoi’s R112m tender fraud relating to water purification equipment
99. DoC official awarding R500k tender to his wife
100. Martin Masemola from Dept of Minerals & Energy receiving financial kickbacks and land for favours to friends and family
101. Bosasa and Correctional Services corruption to the tune of R3bn in tender rigging
102. Public Works corrupt relationship with Saab and the blacked out agreements that not even they are entitled to
103. R63 million tender fraud at Limpopo traffic department involving Mbhazima Sithole, 45, Felix Baloyi, 34, Mphateleni Musubu, 43, and Lufuno Muladi, 27, all directors of various companies that secured tenders illegally
104. Gauteng Finance dept awarding R23m in IT tenders fraudulently
105. Kelly Group securing labour broking tenders worth R372m by BEE fronting
106. Eastern Cape health department and their tender fraud worth over R800m in just one single case
107. Obed Mlaba securing tenders to the value of R3bn in KZN
108. KZN misuse of public money to the tune of R532m in 2009
109. Public Works in Limpopo involved in tender fraud for undisclosed sum late last year
110. Tshwane kickback scheme for tenders to the tune of R1b
111. Tshwane maladministration in their financial dept for undisclosed sum
112. Philemon Mohlahlane (ex Land Bank CEO) embezzling R19m out of the Land Bank for his personal and business use
113. Prestige Portfolio tender corruption at Public Works as investigated by SIU (this appears to be linked to Project prestige – Zuma’s development)
114. Bobby Motaung’s multi-million rand fraud involving stadium tenders
115. Ekurhuleni Metro IT tender for R21m that was used to buy Porsches and Mercs
116. Limpopo transport tender fraud of R63m
117. Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale’s influence in awarding tenders
118. Buffalo City Metro tender fraud of R12m
119. Ekurhuleni Chief Financial Officer Mr Zakes Myeza, Chief Director Water and Sanitation Mr Slindokuhle Hadebe, Acting Head of Department of then Roads and Stormwater Mr Moses Maliba, Junior Official Water and Sanitation Ms Nomusa Malimabe and Independent Contractor Mr Miyelani Holeni’s all involved in tender fraud worth R166m
120. Julius’ cousing Tshepo Malema involved in corruption and fraud through the government worth R63m
121. Pikitup tender fraud relating to contracts awarded through City of Johannesburg for undisclosed sum
122. Vivian Reddy’s company awarded an inflated contract of R1.25bn for smart electricity meter reading in Joburg despite never having done anything like it before
123. Xhariep district mayor Mongi Ntwanambi’s fraudulent travel expenses claims costing half a million rand a year
124. Free State Government paying R140million for their website created with a $40 WordPress template
125. Limpopo Health’s unaccounted for R739m tender spend for 2012
126. Gauteng Health’s R1bn corruption in 2010
127. ANC’s investment body, Chancellor House, receiving yet another state tender worth billions of rands
128. ANC’s investment arm, Chancellor House, receiving millions from the Medupi and Kusile deals
129. ANC’s investment arm, Chancellor House, to benefit significantly from R40bn Eskom tenders
130. The spending of more than R13.5m on Nomvula Mokonyane’s home. A home that was purchased for R11.5m
Zuma’s position weakens as he loses battle to keep ‘spy tapes’ under wraps


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131. Bankrupt SAA
132. Bankrupt Post Office
133. Bankrupt SABC
134. Corruption and takeover of the Media
135. The Gupta’s
136. FIFA
137 Bankrupt Eskom
138 Bashir saga

139. Safa president Danny Jordaan allegedly turned to the Gupta family to cover up a $10 million (R138 million) hole in the organisation’s books

140. 12 000 ‘dead people‘ doing business with SA government, says Treasury

141. 14,000 state employees who are listed as directors of companies that have been awarded state contracts in violation of regulations

142. In the 2017/18 financial year, R45.85m was spent on maintenance for official ministerial residences in Pretoria and Cape Town

143. Senior intelligence officers could land in hot water after a parliamentary committee proposed that they be investigated for allegedly “pilfering” more than R1bn from the intelligence account.

144. Trevor Manuel approved a R200 million salary golden handshake to Coleman Andrews of SAA

145. The corruption around Bidvest and Ramaphosa’s business

146. Truckloads of evidence of corruption of Pravin Gordhan made rounds. Multi Billions missing in Treasury. Mountain of corruption in PIC. Banks he is a shareholder in.

147.  Gordhan award of a R10 million Contract in Treasury, to his own daughter Anisha Gordhan

148.  Top black “executives ” in the SABC earns more than R 12 million

149. Florence Radzilani, the Deputy Chairperson of the ANC in Limpopo and the Mayor of Vhembe District Municipality took a R300 000 bribe for not withdrawing the money her municipality invested with VBS Mutual Bank.

150. The South African  Revenue Service’s head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena, who wasat the center of granting the controversial Gupta family in a reported R420m VAT refund.


151. Suspended commissioner Tom Moyane is still getting full pay while being suspended.

152.  The South African Revenue Service (Sars) paid a law firm R120,000 to read a book to establish whether suspended Commissioner Tom Moyane was mentioned in it and whether its contents was defamatory.

153. SARS executive Luther Lebelo has racked up more than R750,000 of taxpayer money to prepare his submission to the Nudgent commission.

154. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has been subpoenaed to answer why his department allowed an unpaid R67 million invoice owed to an information technology (IT) company undergoing liquidation to balloon to almost R800m.

155. Controversial North West MEC for social development Hoffman Galeng has been given until Tuesday to explain why more than R600 000was spent on security at his private residence.

156. ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule is at the centre of a criminal investigation into the disappearance of a valuable Pierneefpainting from the premier’s office in Bloemfontein.

157.  Ace Magashule was fingered for mismanagement amid fears that the province will be placed under administration. The Free State government’s finances are in a dire state. There are various reasons for this: the botched R250 million Vrede dairy farm project; millions of rands shelled out for demolition works for the new provincial legislature complex; and more than R100 000 in monthly rentals for the provincial treasury department.

158. The Free State provincial health department is facing R1.5 billion worth of lawsuits for malpractice,while the education department is alleged to have recorded a bank overdraft of R800 million to help alleviate the financial crunch.

159. A defence force project meant to give jobless matriculants a foot in the door has degenerated into a job creation project for the children ofdefense force generals.

160. Denel accumulated a staggering loss of R 1.7 milliard rands- it’s boss  Riaz Saloojee still gets a hefty bonus.

161. The South African Airways (SAA) will get R5bn, SA Express R1.2bn and the South African Post Office R2.9bn in new funding from the government (tax payer again)

162. Recently fired Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama will still receive his salary for the next six months despite not having to report for duty.The fired Transnet boss will still be paid R3 million for doing nothing.

163.  Hundreds of millions of rands have been spent by Prasa on dodgy security contractsRoy Moodley implicated in deals worth over R300-million.

164. Jacob Zumja and Tina Joemat  Petersen illegally sold off 10 million barrels of crude oil left the country, at $28 a barrel.

165.  A new factory   are going to build R51bn locomotives that South Africa  can’t use

166.  Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the 55 000 Nigerian oil barrel sacndal

167. Tony Yengeni and  his R349 950  Merc  scandal

168. Pnuell Maduna and the oil scandal

169. Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been asked to clean up tender irregularities  in exess of R52 million in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), as more allegations pile up against senior officials

170. SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe says that the public broadcaster’s top management cannot let the SABC collapse due to its poor finances that makes it technically insolvent

171.Then there were the humiliation for the SABC incompetent robbers when SCOPA chased them away to go and find R 4.9 BILLION they have wasted

172. An in-depth forensic investigation by Grant Thornton and SizweNtsalubaGobodo Advisory Services into the awarding of a SAPS/SITA contract to Keith Keating’s Forensic Data Analysts amounting to R61 million for the provision of forensic light sources, has uncovered massive potential fraud and/or collusion between at least 20 senior SAPS officials and FDA employees.

173. The ANC received a R2 million election campaign donation from the bosses of VBS Mutual Bank.

174.  Stanley Khanyile‚ a former social development head of department in the Eastern Cape province‚ was allegedly instrumental in stripping some R30-million from the National Development Agency budget over two years via “rigged tenders.

175. With cash-strapped non-profit organistations (NPOs) struggling to stay afloat, there are concerns that the R1 billion being spent by the KZN Social Development Department on NPOs annually, is being channeled to bogus welfare entities.

176. A former acting municipal manager of Makhado municipality in Limpopo, Johannes Kandwendo, is to face disciplinary action over his involvement in the irregular investment of R63m at VBS Mutual Bank.

177. What was meant to be the start of a thriving multimillion-rand protea farming project is yet to get off the ground in an Eastern Cape village – despite R2.5m apparently already having been paid for 290,000 plant cuttings.

178. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises is now part of a “campaign” aimed at destroying Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. This is according to the embattled minister, following reports of a leaked preliminary report into electricity provider Eskom. According to Business Day, Gigaba and former public enterprises minister Lynne Browne are among 44 people and 25 companies who should be criminally investigated over alleged mismanagement and corruption at the utility.

179. The quality of diesel produced by PetroSA has become so poor that it is on the verge of losing its last big client, Shell South Africa, which could cost the oil company billions.

180. The SA Police Service (SAPS) is planning to promote 37 former black only Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) and Azanian People’s Liberation Army (Apla) “freedom fighters “ to the top rank of General – a move that could see some of them skip as many as five ranks.

182. In what Daily Maverick suggested in February 2018 was the largest state-sanctioned, corporate-sponsored fraud in the history of Big Mining in democratic South Africa, an insight was provided into how 350,000 mostly unemployed members of the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela were robbed of their inheritance. 

183. DA leader Mmusi Maimane has implicated the son of  Cyril Ramaphosa in questionable financial dealings with controversial government service provider BOSASA‚ alleging that Andile Ramaphosa received a suspicious R500‚000 payment from the company.

184. THE civil rights movement Afriforum is going to take South Africa’s government Health Services head on about the waste of R 10 MILLIARD rands in the 9 provinces.

185. The Travelgate scandal

186: Nkosazana Zuma’s R 50 million AIDS scandal

187. The Amersfoort Police apprehended a ANC Chief Whip Obed Thulani Shabangu (41) in connection with corruption relating to RDP houses on 18 December 2018.

188. PRASA  is a cesspit of mismanagement, breached procurement rules and looting of billions of rands in taxpayers’ money.

189. SABC Boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng was illegally paid a R11,5-million “success” bonus.

190. Old Ramkraal prison: Another R 120 million ANC failure

191. Fraud “on an enormous scale” has been uncovered in the land reform program in which ANC government officials handed out farms and millions in grants to beneficiaries who did not qualify.

192. Hlaudi Motsoeneng has confirmed Agrizzi’s claim that Bosasa paid more than R1 million to the former SABC head.

193. Soweto owes Eskom R17 billion, half of the total national debt- another very expensive ANC “free bee.” 

194.  Former acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) Rail, Mthuthuzeli “Mthura” Swartz, made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crime Court on Tuesday. Swartz faces an array of charges including fraud, money laundering and theft of over R1.5 million.

195. A leaked AG report reveals Tshwane’s R12bn GladAfrica contract was irregular

196. Ramaphosa’s son Andile paid a monthly amount of   R 300 000.00 to Cyril Ramaphosa which came out in the Bosasa scam hearings.

197. South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) Worker Health Programme (SWHP) former CEO Colleen Khumalo (51) has appeared in the Cape Town Regional Court on charges of fraud involving R50-million.

198. EFF R12billion Tshwane scandal resurfaces, similar to VBS

199. ANC bigwigs scored millions of rands from a botched broadband project for the City of Johannesburg while its costs more than doubled to nearly R1.7bn


200.  KwaZulu-Natal’s Asset Forfeiture Unit on Thursday swooped in on top ANC KwaZulu-Natal politician Mike Mabuyakhulu and seven of his co-accused in a corruption case, seizing their property and cars in an early morning raid related to their involvement in the North Sea Jazz Festivalgraft scandal.

201. ANC bigwigs scored millions of rands from a botched broadband project for the City of Johannesburg while its costs more than doubled to nearly R1.7bn. Public service & administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo, Deputy defense and military veterans minister Kebby Maphatsoe and former diplomat Lerema Kekana were directors of the BEE partner involved, CitiConnect Communications (CCC).

202. Vhembe municipality has reportedly lost R1 billion of taxpayers’ money

203. Eskom paid R300 billion (and counting) for 2 deeply flawed coal-fired dinosaurs

204. Soweto owes Eskom R17 billion, half of the total national debt

205. R 220 million rand for drought relief went “missing” in Kwa-Zulu Natal

206. An economist has said that Jacob Zuma’s last few years in office cost the country R470 billion. Analyst Dennis Dykes has alleged that the Zuma administration resulted in a major drain on the economy, as a result of state looting, mismanagement and bad policy.

207.  The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have confirmed in a letter that they have declined to prosecute former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine on corruption charges related to an Eskom contract. DA spokesperson on public enterprises Natasha Mazzone said she had laid charges in September 2017 against Maine and Joe Singh from Just Coal after the latter confirmed that R500,000 was paid to the ANCYL in anticipation of an extension to a coal contract with Eskom.

208. Former ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has admitted that the party accepted donations from Bosasa despite public allegations of corruption, including paying bribes for tenders shrouding the Krugersdorp-based firm.A source with intimate knowledge of Bosasa’s affairs told News24 that the company had donated a conservatively estimated R40m to the ANC over nearly two decades. This included cash donations, sponsorship of ANC events and Siyanqoba rallies – massive gatherings of ANC members in the run-up to the 2014 elections. This did not include cash paid to politicians as gifts or bribes in return for their influence and continued good nature to Bosasa as testified to by former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, the source explained.

209. Last year, the Gauteng Health Department, managed by the ANC, had R18.6 billion in medical negligence claims, Eastern Cape had R16.7 billion and KZN had over R9.2 billion.

210. The ANC Department of Education in the Eastern Cape spent R 4.8 million on building 9 toilets at the Myolwa Senior Primary school in KwaNyathi village, Lusikisiki

211. Wasteful expenditure in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has run into millions of rands since the ANC/EFF/UDM coalition of corruption took over the administration in August 2018.

212. Shocking new figures show the construction of Eskom’s Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power plants prompted an orgy of looting, with 11 contractors now under investigation for stealing a staggering R139bn.

213. The  deaths of 94 psychiatric patients from the Life Esidimeni scandal- Major-General Malebe-Thema is listed as founder and executive chairman of the Re-Bafenyi Victim Empowerment Centre which received a reported R270,000 for around 100 patients transferred there.

214. THe Robert McBride corruption charges with the Ethukuleni municipality

215: The Estine Farm project that cost the tax payer R 180 million. The Estina farm has taken centre stage in an international money laundering scandal – uncovered by amaBhungane and Daily Maverick’s Scorpio – that saw R180-million in public money being funneled through a complex web of local and international companies, all controlled in one way or another by the Gupta family.

216: The EFF and DA’s R 1 bn Johannesburg fleet contract scandal. The DA went into an agreement with the EFF after the 2016 local government election as the DA did not have the required 50 % to govern alone and needed the EFF’s support .That is how DA mayors came to power in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth…through bribery.

217. The Optimum mine scandal:  Optimum was purchase in a pre-arranged deal  for R659 million by Eskom which involved the Guptas, through  Clinton Ephron, -previous chief of  Glencore.

218. Previous acting Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, was arrested on Friday March 01 for corruption regarding a R 86 million blue light tender.

219. The Public Servants Association (PSA) has called for immediate steps to be taken against Deputy Minister of Finance, Mondli Gungubele,following revelations at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Commission of Inquiry into impropriety that confirm that he misled the Commission in his testimony with regard to corruption to enrich himself.

220. The ANC vote-buying scandal.  The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) believes money from a contract irregularly awarded by the police at an inflated price was to be laundered for the purchasing of votes at the ANC’s national conference in December 2017. It was during the same conference that Cyril Ramaphosa overcame his political opponent Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by about 200 votes to become the party’s president

221. The failed Cuban disaster where the Department of Health sent black medical students to Cuba for training. The money spent by the Health Dept on sending students on a failed Cuban medical training jamboree could have built a new medical school here or at least been spent on fixing dilapidated  state hospitals. The black students was sent over to Cuba for medical training had to be brought back in disgrace… now shoved into local overcrowded medical schools to complete last 2 years of study. But there are major problems. The ANC’s lot in their obsession with Cuba hasn’t bothered to assess the type of medical training … the students only had observation training … they never got to examine an actual patient … ZERO clinical training done. The students were given generous stipends by the SA taxpayer which apparently exceeded the salary of the Prof head of surgery in Cuba… they spent their time partying in Miami and elsewhere … not too popular with the Cubans. The  students have to, after their 2 years of SA medical study, write their final exams … the highest mark achieved was 6%! They obviously can’t become doctors so it’s been a waste of tax payers’  money.

222. It took only three hours for Eskom to pay a R659 million advance payment to the Gupta-linked Tegeta Exploration and Resources to fully acquire Glencore’s Optimum Coal Mine (OCM), without any goods or services having been delivered to the utility, the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture heard on Tuesday.

223.  Former Eskom executive Matshela Koko has been accused of irregularly awarding a company an R800-million tender during his time at the power utility. The Sunday Times has reported that Koko guaranteed multinational engineering company Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) contracts worth R6.5 billion if they subcontracted work on the Kusile power station to a company part-owned by his stepdaughterImpulse International.

224.  In the same week that energy regulator Nersa granted Eskom a hefty tariff hike, the power utility reportedly paid R12 billion for flawed designs at one of its power stations – with an additional R1 billion paid to the same firm for repairs. The City Press reported that a confidential tender report for Eskom showed that the power utility gave a blank cheque to a US firm to design the Kusile power station – which it then cashed for R12 billion.

225. Public protector correct: R300m of Nelson Mandela burial money was stolen

226.  The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is looking into the theft of R170 billion from Eskom, the Sunday Times reported. The report stated that of this figure, R139 billion is related to 11 contractors who helped build the Medupi, Kusile, and Ingula power plants. An “orgy of looting” is suspected in contracts handed out by Eskom – and when combined with other losses due to state capture, the total amount of looting at Eskom could reach R500 billion. The SIU confirmed it is looking into contractors appointed to build certain Eskom power plants and its investigations are wide-reaching.

227. Port Elizabeth businessman and ANC funder Fareed Fakir allegedly boasted about how he bankrolled a local politician and officials, paying millions of rands in cash, property and a Mercedes Benz ML at the height of the looting frenzy of the Nelson Mandela Bay bus system.

228. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was heading for factual insolvency by the end of March and a net financial loss of R568 million for the financial year, the public broadcaster’s management team told members of parliament (MPs) on Tuesday.

229. Two weeks before corruption-accused African Global Operations (AGO) – formerly known as Bosasa – was placed under liquidation, the company paid its CEO Gavin Watson a R5m “performance bonus” – over and above his monthly salary of R5.7m.

230.  The Electoral Commission of South Africa will investigate the ANC’s alleged Bosasa-funded elections “war rooms”. IEC confirmed in a letter to DA leader Mmusi Maimane. This after the DA laid a complaint, as it believes the allegation that Bosasa paid up to R6 million for the “war rooms” constitutes a breach of the Electoral Code of Conduct. “No registered party or candidate may abuse a position of power, privilege or influence, including parental, patriarchal, traditional or employment authority to influence the conduct or outcome of an election,” the code states. Last month, News24 exposed how Bosasa  – now known as African Global Operations – paid more than R6 million for ANC “war rooms” at their Krugersdorp headquarters ahead of the 2011, 2014 and 2016 elections, without the ANC footing any of the bills.

231. Another waste by the ANC government is their feeding project that was erected at the cost of millions 7 years ago in  Tweespruit at   Thaba Phatswa- Orange Free State on the tax payer’s cost that still stands empty and unused. This feeding facility was erected for new upcoming black farmers and can accommodate around 20 000 calves. As of today only grass and weed flourish around the buildings.

232. The Central Energy Fund (CEF) yesterday admitted that it oversold its strategic fuel stock for $280million (R4.02billion) two years ago after the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy demanded more answers on the transaction. The CEF said the sale was now the subject of investigations and legal action with board members having already filed affidavitsHowever, the fund was still waiting for the court case to be enrolled in the Western Cape High Court after it filed an application last year to declare the sale unlawful and invalid.

233.   A report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) recommends that 42 people – including government officials – be prosecuted for fraudand corruption linked to land reform programs. The report was handed over to Ramaphosa in March 2018 but was only recently uncovered by BusinessDay after it submitted a Promotion to Access to Information Application (PAIA). As part of the report, the SIU probed 148 land reform projects between 2011 and 2017, finding that a ‘complete lack of controls’ led to fraudulent activities on an enormous scale. In one such project, grants were made available to beneficiaries to cover the costs of the acquisition of agricultural land. These beneficiaries were then expected to stay and work on the farms they were given as a way of paying back some of the money they had received. However, the SIU found that in many of these cases thousands of alleged beneficiaries were not even aware of the project and had never been to their farms. Others had never lived or worked on a farm and did not qualify for grants. While the report led to more than 24 farms valued at more than R382 million being forfeited to the state, most of those implicated by the report have not faced prosecution, with a National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson telling BusinessDay that investigations were “still ongoing.

234. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has paid a law firm more than R27 million for legal services that it could have obtained for free from the Office of the State Attorney.
The lucrative contract is with the law firm of Barnabas Xulu, a high-profile attorney who helped set up the Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust, and who is known for defending Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

235.  Energy minister, Jeff Radebe is entangled in a secret $1bn (R14.5bn) oil deal in war-ravaged South Sudan, but his investment pledge has raised eyebrows in government circles – and could land him in hot water. The minister’s team has already spent about R20m pursuing the mystery deal, including hiring a private jet to travel to the underdeveloped country.

236. Both the chairman and the chief executive officer of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) admitted in the latest annual report that the fund isinsolvent, with liabilities exceeding assets by more than R206 billion at end March 2018. The annual report states that the fund “has been insolvent since 1981”. The total liabilities with regards to claims agreed to during the reporting period, but not paid at the end of the year, amounted to R38.3 billion. 

237.  The Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) faces a record long-term funding shortfall of R583 billion, partly due to bad investment decisions. This gap might ultimately have to be plugged by under-pressure taxpayers. This emerged from the fund’s latest actuarial valuation at the end of March last year, prepared by Alexander Forbes Financial Services in November last year. Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni approved the public release of the actuarial valuation in February, said the fund’s spokesperson, Matau Molapo.  “As at the valuation date the fund meets the minimum funding level, but as the contingency reserves are only partially funded they do not meet its long-term funding objectives,” the valuation said.Christo van Dyk, an independent auditor and fund pensioner, said that if the fund continued as it was its liabilities could equal its assets as early as next year, leaving itself without a buffer.

238.  Former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi has calculated that the company received about R2.5bn in revenue annually via various contracts stemming from provincial governments, state departments and the private sector between 2000 and 2016. He says the company forked out about R75m a year on bribes or “gratuities” to secure these contracts. Testifying before the Zondo inquiry into state capture on Thursday, Agrizzi recollected that there were about 38 government officials and politicians on Bosasa’s payroll.

239.  The controversy that rocked Bosasa scandal has become more intense after Damning revelations were made. All these is coming after parliament made initial effort to extract the truth, but each time were fed with incomplete information. But right now South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Andile has admitted that corruption-accused company Bosasa paid him R2m in a business deal he “sincerely regrets”. In an exclusive interview  and investigation by News24, Andile Ramaphosa confirmed details which has now  lifted the lid on the secretive agreement. However, In December 2017, his company Blue Crane Capital signed an “advisory mandate” with Bosasa, resulting in it being receiving a monthly retainer fee of R150 000, which was later increased to R230 000. “It was a severe oversight on our part,” he said of the glaring red flags he claimed to have missed before putting pen to paper. “It is clear now with the benefit of hindsight that our due diligence was insufficient in retrospect of my father’s role going into the Presidency,” Ramaphosa Jr said in a written response to follow-up questions.

240.  Portia (Pankie) Sizani, wife of former ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, was found guilty on 24 fraud and money laundering charges in the Port Elizabeth trade court on March 29 2019. 

241. A Buffalo City ANC councillor – Kuhile Ciliza is under investigation for allegedly demanding a R50,000 bribe from a musician- Andile Lentofor approving his request for funding.

242. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule admitted to receiving monthly payments of R1m from Rajesh Gupta to help further his family’s business interests, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Friday.

243. The farms bought by the eThekwini Municipality from Rainbow Chicken two years ago to save and create jobs have been left barren. The city spent R15million on the acquisition of Uitkomst and Doornrug farms in Cato Ridge when Rainbow Chicken, which has since been renamed RCL Foods Limited, announced the sale of their farms due to tough trading conditions.

244.  Jacob Zuma helped stash Muammar Gaddafi’s “missing millions” in a bunker at Nkandla, speculation has been rife about whether the former president will have to face any criminal charges going forward. It is alleged that Msholozi accepted $30 million.

245.  Free Sate premier  Sisi Ntombela responded to a question from the DA that the cost of her provincial reason was R9 371 633.56. Roy Jankielsohn, DA councilor and leader of the official opposition in the Free State legislature, says the total amount amounts to more than R11,67 million, if the R2,3 million contributed by the legislature is included.

246. St John’s Ambulance in East London has been emptied of funds. This was the shocking statement from RMG Forensic Services investigator David Kirstein who said his company had been hired by  the Order of St. John’s in January 2018 to look at St John’s’ books . East London woman Anastasia Mariana Parkin, 51, was arrested on Friday by the Hawks for allegedly stealing R4m from the internationally-renowned first aid and health care training organization.

247.  The Sunday Times reported that the government is planning to spend R750 million to “spruce up” ministerial houses and other government buildings. According to the report, Public works minister Thulas Nexi revealed the plan, which includes:

  • R5 million for new carpets for the Union buildings.
  • R1 million for alterations to a kitchen and bathroom in a ministerial home.
  • R29 million on gates and a dog house.

Public works was asked for comment regarding the ‘spending spree’, but its spokesperson did not reply by the time of publication.

248.  The Hawks are investigating an alleged fraudulent payout of more than R110-million by the Eastern Cape health department. The money, desperately needed by hospitals and clinics, apparently found its way into the pockets of senior ANC officials in the province. Former infrastructure boss at the department, Mlamli Tuswa, says his attempts to raise the alarm about this irregular payment were ignored.

249. With a limited annual budget of about R1,4 billion to support deserving charities around the country – and demand outstripping supply – theNational Lotteries Commission is in the spotlight as Carte Blanche investigates how a R27,5-milion grant to a Pretoria-based drug rehabilitation center was spent. Following allegations that the NPO has little to show for the money invested in its upgrade, we unravel the bookkeeping smoke and mirrors.

250. Members of the Johannesburg Roads Agency’s top management team — including its managing director Goodwill Mbatha — have been placed on suspension after a forensic investigation into tender rigging at the roads agency.

251.  Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, whose kingship is in the balance after a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling against it, has reiterated his commitment to paying back a “gratuitous payment” of more than R17 million he got from VBS Mutual Bank. Ramabulana, along with 53 shareholders, businesspeople, politicians and traditional leaders are accused of having wrongly benefited from the liquidated VBS Bank. The latter are cited in Reserve Bank Advocate Terry Motau’s report, The Great Bank Heist. The report alleges the now liquidated bank lost nearly R2 billion through fraudulent means, resulting in closing down.

252.  Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration will spend nearly R750m to spruce up houses occupied by ministers, and other government-owned buildings. The upgrades, renovations and maintenance – which one analyst described as “frills” – have been criticized as excessive at a time when South Africans are battling price increases across the board. The splurge – which includes R5m on carpets for the Union Buildings in Pretoria,R1m for bathroom and kitchen upgrades to a ministerial house, R29m on a guardhouse and R29m on gates and a doghouse – comes as tax-collection revenue dwindles and credit ratings agencies scrutinize public finances. Public works minister Thulas Nxesi, in a written reply to parliament on Friday, revealed that his department will spend more than R730m from state coffers in the 2019/2020 financial year to spruce up the Union Buildings, houses for MPs and ministers, and their offices within the parliamentary precinct that fall within the government’s “prestige property portfolio”.

253.  Umgeni Water broke National Treasury’s rules and awarded a R220 million security tender to an ANC-linked company whose taxes were not in order at the time. In December, Umgeni Water awarded the three-year tender to guard the water utility’s assets to Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services, which at the time owed the SA Revenue Service (Sars) both payroll tax and VAT. Treasury forbids the awarding of tenders to companies which are not tax compliant. Reshebile’s Sars statements for 2017/18, obtained by City Press, reveal that the company owes R2.6 million in payroll taxes and R900 000 in VAT.

254. The explosive testimony of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi at the state capture inquiry has not only implicated politicians in widespread and orchestrated corruption, it has cost SA’s prominent Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) verification agency its accreditation status.  Empowerdex, which assists companies in complying with BEE rules and regulations, has had its accreditation suspended by the South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) – the only national institution responsible for carrying out accreditation of verification agencies. Sanas falls under the Department of Trade and Industry.  Empowerdex gets the bulk of BEE rating, verification and advisory work in SA, providing such services to more than 6 000 companies. A Sanas spokesperson confirmed to Moneyweb on Thursday that Empowerdex is under suspension – effective from April 4, 2019 – due to its “failure to comply with some of the accreditation requirements”. It did not disclose the reason for the firm’s suspension, citing confidentiality clauses in the processes through which it accredits firms. However, Empowerdex co-founder Vuyo Jack said the suspension of the company by Sanas is linked to the March 2019 testimony of Agrizzi, who alleged that a former Empowerdex employee received bribes from Bosasa in exchange for dishing out favorable BEE ratings on the company and its subsidiaries. Along with the bribing of prominent politicians and state officials, a favorable BEE rating would help Bosasa win state tenders since government prefers to do business with companies that have strong BEE credentials.

255.  The Msunduzi municipality, where KwaZulu-Natal’s capital Pietermaritzburg is located, has been placed under administration following a host of issues, including irregular expenditure, maladministration and absenteeism by councilors. The announcement came on Tuesday morning after Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube met with the ailing Msunduzi council. “After a long period of instability and poor results, the people of Pietermaritzburg deserve that we give them a municipality they can be proud of through our hard work and flawless performance,” she said. According to Dube-Ncube, the municipality could not hold its councilors accountable for deliberately absenting themselves from critical meetings. This resulted in a collapsing quorum, which rendered the council dysfunctional. She said unauthorized expenditure, an issue that plagues many municipalities in SA, was also a cause for concern.

256.  Eskom is trapped in a “death spiral” as it is borrowing money just to pay off older debts, said energy expert Anton Eberhard at this week’s Eskom briefing. “Something has to give,” he said. Eberhard is a member of Cyril Ramaphosa’s Eskom Sustainability Task Team, which is entirely separate from Eskom’s own technical team, and is focused on the longer-term prospects of the power monopoly. Provisional findings include that Eskom will eventually have to receive some kind of “blended finance” – meaning more non-commercial loans from development lenders.

257.  Transnet’s orgy of greed:  The rot will finally be exposed as forensic reports show billions of rands’ worth of kickbacks as well as wasteful expenditure by even junior-level staff . They bought luxury BMWs, Jeeps, Mercedes Benzes, and even houses for cash, and were unable to explain how they managed to afford it. These are the accouterments that relatively junior staff at Transnet managed to acquire through the state-owned company, indicating that rampant corruption many not only have been reserved for executives, but extended to lower-level employees who lived beyond their means. This comes as Transnet plans to reinvestigate a slew of graft scandals, where little action was taken by the previous management and board against those implicated in nine forensic reports. In early May, Transnet chairperson Popo Molefe and acting group chief executive Tau Morwe are expected to take the stand at the commission of inquiry into state capture to explain the pervasive corruption at the vital state logistics group, which controls the country’s ports and rail network. With annual revenue of more than R70 billion and vast operational needs, Transnet was a major target of the Gupta-led state capture project as well as other cartels wishing to benefit from lucrative tenders.

258. A company that scored tenders worth millions of rands from state-owned enterprises diverted money meant to fund supplier development programs to ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte’s family members in return for them assisting it to snatch more state business.

259.  Jacob Zuma’s surprise sacking of South Africa’s finance minister at the end of 2015 sparked economic panic: The rand plunged to a record low against the dollar and even the normally steady bond market roiled. But one investment company, a little-known boutique operation, raked in at least 133 million rand (US$9.2 million) by trading on the turmoil. Related deals under investigation may have raised the total profit to as much as 500 million rand (US$32 million) as the country cycled through three finance ministers in just four days. Evidence uncovered by OCCRP shows that the firm in question, Regiments Capital, most likely knew for weeks that respected Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene would be dismissed in December 2015. The firing appeared abrupt to the rest of the world, but not to Eric Wood, then one of Regiments’ three directors. Weeks beforehand, Wood called a meeting with a senior manager at Regiments.

260.  eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede is expected to hand herself over to the Hawks and appear in the Durban Commercial Crimes court on Tuesday on a raft of corruption charges. In May last year it emerged that Gumede, a strong ally of former president Jacob Zuma, was being investigated by the Hawks for facilitating money laundering‚ fraud and corruption, allegedly to pay back cronies who helped her political ambitions. The Hawks had launched the investigation into Gumede following a forensic investigation into the awarding of a contract to hire and clean chemical toilets. In December a City Press article reported that a forensic report by Integrity Forensic Solutions named Gumede and Mondli Mthembu‚ a councillor who chairs the human-settlements committee in council‚ and three other officials who allegedly orchestrated a corruption and money laundering “scam” which saw eThekwini pay R25m to hire about 800 chemical toilets for six months.

261. The City of Tshwane is spending at least R60 000 daily on the abandoned R525 million Business Processing Outsourcing park (BPO) inHammanskraal.Launched in 2016 by the then ANC administration, the project promised to create 3000 jobs through on-site training, technical support and incubators for small and medium micro-enterprises.

262. THE North West provincial government has confirmed that the JB Marks municipality has been placed under administration following a decision from the province’s executive committee, News24reports. The JB Marks municipality was formed following a merger of the Tlokwe and Ventersdorp municipalities, which caused protests – one of which saw the Ventersdorp municipal traffic building torched – and was opposed by Ventersdorp residents. The Democratic Alliance (DA) legally opposed the merger in the high court in Pretoria. The municipality has been plagued by corruption allegations which saw it undergo a complete shut down at the end of last year, over issues including its failure to deliver on a N14 development project promised to them since 2006. Before this, it was reported that R45m had been spent on upgrading a sports stadium in the area but only one toilet had been built.

263. Retired Judge Nkola Motata’s gravy train – which paid out nearly R14 million between 2007 and 2016 while he was on special leave – is set to continue while the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) drags its heels on the matter of his impeachment. Motata, 72, is estimated to have earned slightly less than R2.5 million since his retirement in 2017, bringing his total earnings since he ruined the phrase “sober as a judge” in January, 2007 – when he drunkenly reversed his Jaguar through Richard Baird’s wall near Sandton – to more than R16 million.  Despite being found guilty of drunken driving in January 2007, retired Judge Nkola Motata has been paid about R16 million of taxpayers’ money.

264.   He bought a top-of-the-range Maserati Coupé, four properties for cash in just seven months and received a fat deposit for his posh house paid for by a service provider. These are apparently some of the perks of holding an executive position at Transnet. The details of how Herbert Msagala, the group executive for Transnet Capital Projects, amassed at least R17 million in a year are contained in a forensic report. The report, dated October 2017 and compiled by forensic investigations company Nexus, found that he:

Bought six cars – including a Maserati GranTurismo GT Coupé, a Ford Ranger and a Hyundai H1 – all for cash;

Acquired four properties within seven months – none of which is bonded – for a total of R15.2 million; and

Paid the full purchase price of R7 million for a his property in the exclusive northern Johannesburg enclave of Steyn City in just nine instalments.

265.  The South African National Treasury has compiled a series of reports detailing gross expenditure irregularities within the Eastern Cape. These reports have been obtained by City Press, and the information now made public. The Treasury reports rely on information gathered from special audit services conducted between 2011 and 2017. The audits scrutinized expenses related to mobile classrooms, roads and housing in the province. Who stole R1.6 billion from the Eastern Cape? A string of individuals, companies and national government agencies are mentioned in the reports as being involved in the syphoning of government funds. The Independent Development Trust (IDT), SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) are accused of smuggling money out from under the Eastern Cape’s government funding. The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA), a subsidiary of the national department of human settlements, is especially singled out in the reports. The Treasury found that the SHRA was allocated R341m intended for housing projects in rural and underprivileged communities. Not one single home was built in the Eastern Cape . The IDT and Sanral were both paid in excess of R170 million, funds allocated for work on roads and transport projects. Work that was often canceled, terminated or mismanaged. The IDT could not account for R21.7m. The CDC spent an “excessive” R101m on stones for 23km of road.

266.  More than R1m was siphoned from a struggling municipality in the Eastern Cape – and part of the money was then used to renovate the home of ANC provincial chair and premier-designate Oscar Mabuyane. The Mail & Guardian reported this week that R450,000 of the money was transferred to a company that renovated Mabuyane’s home in the suburb of Bunker’s Hill, East London.

267.  Leaked messages show how a little-known businessman, Lawrence Mulaudzi, gained an inside track with the PIC and its then-CEO, Dan Matjila, setting his sights on becoming a billionaire with pensioners’ money. The list of deals on the crumpled piece of paper was impressive: Vodacom (R11-billion), Distell (R9-billion), a gas-to-power project in the Eastern Cape (R13-billion). This document was Lawrence Mulaudzi’s deal pipeline, and was slipped to amaBhungane by a source in 2017. Newly-obtained SMSes and WhatsApp messages now show that Mulaudzi confidently expected the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to fund much of his acquisition trail.

268.  A Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs apparently wasn’t happy with the list of cars that Treasury negotiated bulk discounts on. So he asked Treasury for permission to purchase a Volvo XC90D4, at a cost of R1,118,352 to the public purse. The reason for the request was “National Treasury Transversal Contract RT57-2016/2017 does not cater for prefered [sic] vehicle”. Treasury conditionally approved his request. But he was not alone. Three ministers and a deputy minister, including the above one, applied to Treasury for a deviation when buying new cars in 2017 and 2018 ‘because they did not like the choice of vehicles allowed’. In his most recent budget speech, Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, announced spending cuts of R50.3 billion over the next three years.

269.  A Bentley Bentayga retailing for about R4‑million and the renovation of a private home are at the center of a battle over who gets to run the Eastern Cape. Whats­App messages, seen by the Mail & Guardian, seem to indicate that the province’s ANC chair and premier candidate, Oscar Mabuyane, is implicated in receiving undue benefits, an allegation he denies. The claims provide insight into the political machinations of a province where Cyril Ramaphosa drew crucial support ahead of the 2017 national elective conference at Nasrec. Mabuyane and party treasurer Babalo Madikizela, seen as allies of Ramaphosa, have been accused of benefiting from payments made to businessman Lonwabo Bam by theMbizana local municipality, but Bam’s plant hire company, Mthombeni Projects, had not done the work for which he was paid.

270.  The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) spent a large amount of money on travel in the 2017/18 financial year. In recent months Judges Matter and journalist Niren Tolsi have been raising troubling questions about the management of the Office of the Chief Justice. This high travel bill reinforces their concerns. “ We sent questions to Nathi Mncube, spokesperson for the Judiciary, asking him to explain these expenses. To understand the questions, it is helpful to either read Vote 22 of the Budget, a ten-page document, or to look at the following table (page 4 in the linked PDF file, but labelled page 460 because it is part of the larger budget document). The item that stands out in this table is the travel expenditure: R113.6 million in 2017/18. It is on this figure that most of our questions were based. “

271.  Eyewitness News has reliably learnt that Fedusa’s general secretary Dennis George has been dismissed following an investigation into allegations of corruption against him. George is alleged to have acquired shares through his company, Difeme Holdings, which received pre-listingAyo Technology shares at R1.50 in comparison to R43 a share that was paid by the Public Investment Corporation. George was suspended from Fedusa in February as the PIC’s R4.3 billion investment in Ayo Technology came under scrutiny at the PIC Inquiry. George, who is a non-executive director of controversial tech company, Ayo, was investigated for a possible conflict of interest in his position as Fedusa general secretary.

272. Despite having capable in-house expertise, Transnet bosses opted to swing the multi-billion-rand cash-raising deal for its 1,064 locomotives to the Gupta-linked financial advisory firms — at a huge cost. Astern and detailed warning from then Transnet treasurer Mathane Makgatho to her bosses — Brian Molefe and Anoj Singh — about the cost implications of a funding plan for the 1,064-locomotive deal would go unheeded, leading to her departure from the parastatal and saddling Transnet with yet another dirty deal. Transnet had embarked on one of the country’s biggest deals since 1994 with the acquisition of 1,064 new locomotives. Tainted from the start, the R54-billion deal was eventually funded largely through a R12-billion club loan from local lenders and another $1.5-billion from the China Development Bank. On Wednesday afternoon, the state-owned freight and logistics company’s acting CEO, Mohammed Mahomedy, revealed how internal warnings around the funding options were disregarded as those in authority opted for the least cost-effective option, thereby swinging hundreds of millions of rands into the coffers of two Gupta-linked companiesRegiments Capital and its offshoot, Trillian Capital Partners. The two companies would be paid close to a quarter of a billion rand for facilitating funding from the Chinese bank and via a club loan involving local lenders, ABSA, Nedbank, Future Growth and a financing unit of Old Mutual.

273.  The ANC’s elections chief in the Western Cape, Ebrahim Rasool, has made startling claims against his provincial comrades, suggesting they kept him in the dark regarding a R1m donation from controversial businessman Iqbal Survé. In an interview this week, Rasool said he was led to believe that Survé would be making a food donation to the ANC to assist the party’s election campaign in the province. The ANC announced on Tuesday that it was returning the R1m donation from Survé’s company, Sekunjalo, just 48 hours after receiving it, saying it was inappropriate to accept money from an entity implicated in allegations of plundering the Public Investment Corporation. Rasool said he was shocked to find journalists in attendance at a function where the donation was made. The ANC does not generally invite the media when it receives monetary donations. Rasool said he was given the impression that the ANC would be getting food donations from Survé’s other company, Premier Fishing,not cash.

274.  National director of public prosecutions Shamila Batohi has expressed serious concern over the withdrawal of the case against controversial Eastern Cape ANC leader Pumlani Mkolo and 10 others implicated in the Nelson Mandela memorial fraud scandal. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) national spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke said in a statement on Friday.

275.  Global consulting firm McKinsey & Co has repaid Eskom close to R1-billion because it didn’t want tainted money emanating from an off-grid partnership with Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners. Now the firm has come under scrutiny at the State Capture Commission over an additional R2.1-billion in deals, this time awarded by Transnet under a system of multiple confinements, essentially making it the sole bidder each time.

276. The SA Municipal Workers Union is broke.It has been looted of R176m since 2012, according to an audit report. In September it had only R538 in the bank, and it may be placed under state administration.

277. A company of a previous secretary of the  ANC general secretary Ace Magashule   earned more than R100 million over a decade from theMangaung metro television cameras that is malfunctioning and other diverse “ services.” 

278. Nelson Mandela Bay municipal officials are abusing the city’s overtime system, with some claiming up to three times their monthly salaries.
The city anticipates overtime costs will balloon to R203m by the end of the financial year.

279.  Sa Taxpayers Spent R873‚366.68 For Norma Gigaba To Travel With Her Ex-finance Minister Husband

280. Businessman Kholofelo Maponya’s demand for R45 million in fees for a deal he was already fully funded for led to SA Home Loans (SAHL) CEKevin Penwarden requesting to take early retirement.  This week. the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) inquiry heard how Maponya demanded that SAHL pay him R45 million in fees for a deal that was already fully funded by the PIC. Maponya is expected to take the stand next week to defend the claims.

281. The troubled Amahlathi municipality is so broke that all 253 workers, 30 councilors and six traditional leaders who are in council, were not paid their May salaries and now face a second month without pay.

282.  That there was something rotten in the state of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the state-owned asset manager entrusted with looking after the savings of government workers, has been evident for a while. Just when one thought they had heard it all, comes another bombshell. The latest one, revealed by evidence leader Jannie Lubbe, was shocking nonetheless. Most readers would have had that annoying experience of having misplaced documents of various degree of importance. It could be a child’s birth certificate when one is about to travel and remembers this might be the one time that department of home affairs officials at OR Tambo International Airport are awake and are therefore likely to ask for the document. Or maybe it’s the SABC chasing you for that TV license payment you know you’ve made but have no physical record of. But a fund manager responsible for looking after R2-trillion of workers’ savings not being able to find evidence of a R3bn investment?That’s R3,000,000,000 . Even by the standards of the blatant criminality and disregard for corporate governance that’s been exposed in the various commissions, this will take some beating. “We have been requesting information from the PIC, but to date, we have received no documentation or minutes authorising the investment of $270m,” Lubbe told the commission on Monday.

283.  Former president of the Black Business CouncilDanisa Baloyi and tree co-accused appeared in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday on charges of fraud and theft, according to the Directorate for Priority Police Investigations. Baloyi’s appearance follows an investigation the Hawks conducted in 2018 into the allegation she arranged for a R5m donation from Airports Company South Africa to be funneled into the bank accounts of businesses owned by the co-accused. The Hawks said the R5m from ACSA was given on the understanding that it was a fund raising donation for a “radical economic transformation campaign”. Baloyi was suspended as BBC president in December 2017.

284.  The Hawks raided the offices of Limpopo premier, Stan Mathabatha, and several houses on Friday, confiscating computers and a number of official documents relating to his international trips over the past five years. Three travel agencies, who handled Mathabatha’s international bookings and officials in his office, were also raided. The raid comes after an internal report – which Mathabatha allegedly has been sitting on – lifted the lid on widespread tender rigging, nepotism, collusion and abuse of office, allegedly involving officials in his office. There were challenges of the over escalation of prices, where in certain instances, you have got people buying for 250% of what they get from the primary service provider.  “For example, If I want to go to Cuba, these guys, having covered their money for bribes, I would pay about R30,000. But they would bill the office the amount of R240,000. At times they even fabricate quotations of service providers,” said Mavhunga. A senior government official, who asked not to named, said the scam has been going on for years. “I know of an instance where three officials who traveled on the same flights, same class and even stayed at the same hotel, but their invoices were completely different by thousands of rands.” “But payments could be made without questioning the discrepancies, because some of the officials from the premier’s office were also benefiting financially from the scam,” the official said.

285.  Former Eskom boss Matshela Koko has again been implicated in instructing a company to sub-contract work on the Kusile power station to a firm he had links with, “as a conduit for his benefit”. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is following allegations by global engineering giant ABB that Koko forced it to subcontract work to the Leago Group.  Three months ago, the Sunday Times revealed that ABB had told the SIU that Koko had allegedly promised it R6.5bn in contracts with Eskom if it sub-contracted Impulse International. Koko’s stepdaughter, Koketso Choma, was a director at Impulse, which won an R800m contract from ABB. Koko dismissed ABB’s allegations. ABB won a R2.2bn contract with Eskom in 2015 for Kusile. ABB is among 11 international firms the SIU is investigating. Last month ABB ended its contract with Leago. Leago is challenging the decision. According to an e-mail from Leago’s Kevin Moodley, the company has had to retrench 13 engineers as a result of losing the contract. ABB spokesperson Michael Isaac said the Leago contract had been terminated but declined to comment further.

286.  Transnet is said to have ignored advice from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) when it signed agreements with locomotive manufacturersBombardier and China North Rail (CNR) in 2014, without stipulating that their manufacturing facilities would be in Durban. This resulted inTransnet’s controversial “relocation” of two manufacturing facilities from Gauteng to Durban at a cost of R1.2bn, which was paid for but not carried out. Testifying at the state capture inquiry on Thursday, Thobani Mnyandu, from MNS Attorneys, which was contracted to investigate allegations of wrongdoing at the state-owned company, said their probe found that Transnet paid for the relocation of manufacturing facilities for Bombardierand CNR at a cost of R618m and R647m respectively. However, “the finding we made was there was no relocation,” Mnyandu said. “We found that there was no relocation for Bombardier or CNR. While there wasn’t a relocation per se, there was a decision communicated to them to be located at a place different to the one they initially thought they would be located at, [according to] the tender negotiations.”

287.  Transnet paid Gupta-linked company Regiments Capital a massive 754% more than the R35.2m it had budgeted for transaction advisory services between 2013 and 2015. This is despite the state-owned company having its own expert funding team, which negated the need to hire an external party to do the same work. Jonathan Bloom, an expert in financial risk management who was contracted by MNS Attorneys to assist in their investigation into corruption and irregular expenditure at Transnet, told the state capture inquiry on Friday that the money handed to Regiments was “excessive”. Bloom’s testimony brings to a close a week of testimony from employees at MNS Attorneys who worked on the investigation, which was commissioned by Transnet’s new board in 2018.  Part of this investigation focused on the appointment of transaction advisers to assist the company with financing the 1,064 locomotives deal. The job was given to a consortium led by state capture-implicated global consultancy firm McKinsey in July 2012. In its consortium was another company, Letsema, which was a co-bidder for the advisory tender and several other subcontractors, including Barloworld. By August that year, Transnet raised a conflict of interest between Letsema andBarloworld, and recommended that Letsema be replaced. The company which took its place: Regiments Capital. Regiments would then go on to replace other subcontractors in the consortium until eventually, on February 5 2014, McKinsey controversially ceded its rights and responsibilities on the deal to Regiments. The spending on these advisory services was capped at R35.2m. What that money paid for was advice on howTransnet should finance its purchase of 1,064 locomotives – a deal which would eventually cost the company more than R50bn. Initially, Transnetentered into two loan agreements to pay for the trains: the first with the Chinese Development Bank for about $1.5bn and another, referred to as a “club loan” between a syndicate of lenders, for about $1bn. By July 2015, Regiments was paid R265.5m (excluding VAT) for about two years of work for Transnet advising on these transactions.

288. Previouly – Sizani, wife of SA ambassador to Germany Stone Sizani, faces 16 counts of fraud and 10 counts of money laundering. It is alleged that between 2009 and 2010, Sizani created “ghost” teachers and took their salaries, amounting to R1.2m. As co-ordinator, she was in charge of appointing grade R teachers at Eastern Cape schools. The Equal Education NGO, which has been following the case, said she is accused of allegedly obtaining the personal details of teachers, applying for posts on their behalf and falsifying the principal’s signature of approval. Once the money was paid by the department into the teachers’ accounts, Sizani would allegedly inform them that a mistake had been made and that the money should be paid back to her. She denies this.

289.  Former Transnet group treasurer Mathane Makgatho on Friday told the state capture inquiry that it was an “open secret” that there was a lot of money moving around in the state-owned company’s head office during the processing of the controversial locomotives tender, which was riddled with fraud and corruption. Makgatho testified for a second day on Friday at the commission which has shifted its focus to Transnet. She claimed the car boots of certain officials were known to be filled with cash. She detailed the company’s interactions with the China Development Bank over funding terms for the loan that financed the locomotives deal. On Thursday, she explained how she prevented R750 million from being stolen from the parastatal. She further stated that she prevented former CFO Anoj Singh from effecting R5 billion loan from Nedbank through Gupta-linked company Regiments Capital.

290.  ETHEKWINI’s embattled mayor, Zandile Gumede, who is facing charges of fraud and corruption, will be asked to take a 30-day leave of absence. THE KZN ANC provincial chair, Sihle Zikalala said the Provincial Executive Meeting held in Empangeni this weekend had considered various issues facing the movement that threatened the integrity of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal.He said the PEC had taken the view to act decisively on corruption, ill discipline and any element of bad practice. Gumede, who also serves as chairperson of the ANC in the eThekwiniregion and other senior municipal officials allegedly defrauded the city of millions of rands in a waste removal tender.

291.  The Special Investigating Unit is probing 11 contractors for stealing a staggering R139bn during the building of Eskom’s Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power plants. And insiders say the total cost of Eskom looting could reach about R500bn, dating back to 2005. SIU spokesperson Nazreen Pandor said the unit was probing the theft of R170bn from Eskom — R139bn of which is directly related to  contractors working on the power plants. She said that after an “intensive scoping exercise” the unit had prioritized, among other things, investigating “the performance of, and payment made to the value of more than R139bn to 11 identified contractors appointed by Eskom in respect of the Medupi, Kusile and/or Ingula station”.

292:  One of South Africa’s biggest unions was used as a conduit to launder about R65 million in pensions allegedly plundered from impoverished orphans of deceased mine workers. City Press can today reveal that Bongani Mhlanga, the ‘erstwhile’ owner of financial services group Mvunonala, allegedly used the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) as a conduit to move pension funds into his family’s trust and a company owned by him.

293:  The South African Football Association (Safa) has been accused of falsifying its 2018 financial statements to reflect a rosy bank balance – when it has a deficit of R100m. Several sources close to Safa told the Sunday Times that the football governing body inserted an amount of $10m (R148m) as money in the bank, when this amount refers to a ‘donation‘ made by Safa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which Safa claims the sports, arts & culture department undertook to repay but hasn’t.

294:  The SABC’s dire financial straits forced it into a stark choice at the end of May – pay staff salaries or its municipal accounts. It opted for salaries, and now owes the City of Johannesburg more than R13.5m. But the broadcaster may only have delayed the inevitable. “I’m not sure how we are going to pay for salaries come end of June,” SABC board chair Bongumusa Makhathini told the Sunday Times this week. “We have also not maintained any of our infrastructure and a communication blackout is imminent. We anticipated Day Zero in March, but we have managed to stay on air until now.” The broadcaster also owes Sentech – a state-owned business that provides broadcasting signal distribution – about R317m, and the MultiChoice division SuperSport R208m.

295:  In her resignation letter on Tuesday, former Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, claimed that she was aware of ‘wives of ANC members’ who were allegedly involved in dubious relationships with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). In the letter she stated that “[those] that made profit through CPS by their wives are known but because they are respected by the organisation nothing is being said to them.”

296:  Out of desperation while on a pilgrimage in France, former SAA treasurer Cynthia Stimpel fired off a text message to officials at National Treasury, warning them of a dirty deal in the making. It was ignored. They had stalled and blocked her at every turn, but former SAA treasurer Cynthia Stimpel was relentless in her efforts to stop a R15-billion cash- raising deal from being pulled off outside of due process – and with the help of a transaction adviser for R300-million – while South African banks could do it cheaper. The national carrier was embroiled in a massive scandal around this deal in 2016, and on Thursday 13 June 2019 the State Capture Commission heard how Stimpel, during a walking pilgrimage in France over Easter that year, got word from a colleague that BnP Capital, initially recommended as a transaction adviser at a fee of R2.6-million for the deal, would now also be sourcing the loan for SAA.

297: Neither the Neotel board nor the company’s lawyers, Norton Rose, neither its chief financial officer nor its chief executive, were able to explain to auditors Deloitte South Africa what exactly the Gupta-linked letterbox company, Homix, had done to rake in a R36-million ‘success fee’ on the back of a Transnet deal.

298:  Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has confirmed in a letter to DA leader Mmusi Maimane that  Cyril Ramaphosa is implicated in her investigation into the R500,000 donation he received from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson. In the letter she tells Maimane, who asked her to investigate whether Ramaphosa deliberately lied to parliament about that donation, that the public protector confirms she served the president with a section 7(9 )notice on May 30.

299.  The net is closing in on more politicians and officials in municipalities across the country as the Hawks intensify their investigations into graft and maladministration, according to Hawks head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya. The Hawks’ National Clean Audit Task Team (NCATT) has, since last month, arrested 14 politicians, officials and business-people in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State on corruption-related charges. The biggest name caught in the dragnet was eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede – more than three weeks ago – and Lebeya says they will soon be “visiting” several other municipalities across South Africa. Although he would not reveal those being targeted for arrest, Lebeya told City Press that the municipalities in the Hawks’ sights should have “received some visits a long time ago”. “It is just a matter of time. When we feel that we are ready to proceed we can then decide on which municipality to visit first based on the progress with our investigations,” he said.

300.  The civil trial involving the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and Minenhle Makhanya, the architect of the infamous Nkandla upgrades, has been postponed. The SIU went to court in 2014 seeking an order setting aside Makhanya’s appointment as principal agent and architect of the Nkandla project and damages of R155m, the SIU said in a statement on Tuesday.

301. Former SAA interim chief financial officer Phumeza Nhantsi was put under enormous pressure to sign off on a huge payout to BNP Capital. When she resisted, her role as a ‘team player’ was brought into question. Just 48 hours into the job as interim CFO at SAA, Phumeza Nhantsi was handed a number for Dudu Myeni’spersonal adviser”, Masotsha Mngadi, then a senior Nedbank employee. “Immediately when I joined, Dudu Myeni gave me his number and said he was an adviser and that if there were any questions, I should speak to him. “This was about two days after I joined.” Mngadi would make contact first. Later, he would actively drive a controversial R15-billion deal involving BNP Capital, a company that allegedly had close ties to Myeni.

302.  A disgruntled businesswoman allegedly taped a meeting with an SA Express boss in which he claimed that the then ministers were to be paid bribes of R20,000 each. The State Capture Commission has heard testimony about an audio recording that implicates former Cabinet ministers, Lynne Brown and Dipuo Peters as the alleged recipients of bribes relating to a R400-million contract between SA Express (SAX) and the North West government. The recording allegedly also names former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo, as well as the airline’s former CEO Inathi Ntshanga. These startling claims were made by SAX security manager Timothy Ngwenya, who told the Commission he was given the recording by a disgruntled businesswoman after her company was shafted in the deal. Ngwenya said that in May 2016 he received a call from Babadi Tlatsana, the owner of Koreneka Trading and Projects, which held a contract for ground handling at two airports in the province, at Mahikeng and Pilanesberg. He met with her the next day, and she handed him documents and several audio recordings, one of which revolved around a meeting she had with the previous SAX commercial manager, Brian van Wyk. The recording in which Brown, Peters and the others are named, appears to match some names that Van Wyk had allegedly scribbled on a piece of paper when he detailed the amounts payable to the various individuals.

303.  A total of R400 000 of money looted from the North West government is alleged to have been used to pay for the African National Congress’ 104-year celebrations. Koroneka Trading and Projects’ Director Babadi Tlatsana has told the State Capture Commission she got to a point where she had enough of her business account being used for money transactions between SA Express and the North West Department of Transport that she did not understand – or receive invoice for. She later had a meeting with SA Express General Manager Brian van Wyk who was desperate to have a discussion on how she can release the last R20-million that had entered Koroneka’s account. In a tape recording, Van Wyk wanted Tlatsana to release the money so they could pay back R400 000 for 150 reflector jackets they had bought for the ANC 104-years celebration. The commission heard the recordings on Saturday: “So he said he had paid R400 000. That is the amount of money they had spent in connection with ANC 104-year celebrations. Yes chair. (Zondo) was he talking about money that had been taken out of the account of your closed corporation for that purpose? He was telling me to pay back this money; this money was to be paid back to him.” Tlatsana has told the State Capture Commission that she became concerned, and confused when no one could explain why millions of rand was going through her business account.

304.  ETHEKWINI Municipality was being held to ransom by bus operator Tansnat, opposition parties said this week. This followed the revelation that the city is owed more than R300 million by the operator, a debt that is unlikely to be recovered. The city has since gone the legal route to have the debt serviced, but the operator is fighting back. Tansnat was appointed as the substitute operator to Remant Alton, the previous operator, with the conclusion of a vehicle lease agreement and an operating service contract. Tansnat‚ which has a fleet of 450 buses‚ is headed by Jacob Zuma’s nephew Mandla Gcaba. According to a report tabled at the municipality’s Executive Committee (Exco) meeting on Tuesday, the takeover agreement was concluded in March 2014. In terms of the agreement, the debt was agreed to and a cession was put in place to fund the outstanding debt to the city. The outstanding debt has been recorded in the Section 71 Budget Comparative Statement on a monthly basis. Tansnat’s debt to the city as at March31, 2019, is R371956326. In an attempt to recover the debt, a liquidation application was made.

305. Two of the poorest municipalities in the Karoo have managed to rack up irregular expenditure close to R100 million. Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has released his report into municipal finances which pointed to a dire state of affairs at most of the nation’s local councils. Politicians, however, are arguing that irregular expenditure does not necessarily equate to corruption. The Beaufort West Municipality managed to squander R52 million in irregular expenditure. Irregular expenditure referred to money that was not spent in the manner prescribed by law. The municipality, considered to be the crown jewel of the Central Karoo, is the most developed town in the region. Crime, poverty and homelessness are however a major problem in the town center. But added to their woes is the R20 million in unauthorized expenditure.

306.  An amaBhungane investigation revealed the Ekurhuleni metro spent a staggering R1.9bn on chemical toilets over three financial years from 2017 to 2019. The three-year tender to provide toilets to informal settlements was meant to replace the inhumane bucket system, but while this project is a relief to some, other residents regard it as a curse. Critics suggest the project, where toilets were sourced from 16 small suppliers, was a get rich quick scheme for some under-performing contractors that left many beneficiaries with dirty and broken toilets.The project was also highlighted in an open letter titled, Large Scale Looting at the City of Ekurhuleni, circulated on social media and addressed to media, government and law enforcement agencies in March this year. The letter, which appeared well informed, purported to be written by “concerned ANC members, employees and citizens of the City of Ekurhuleni”. It labeled the toilet project as a black hole and a cash cow and alleged that companies involved in the project were linked to officials and politicians, including executive mayor Mzwandile Masina and other senior management figures in the city.

307.  The JB Marks Municipality has been rocked by a list of claims detailing alleged fraud, corruption and maladministration, as the council’s leadership tries to avoid being placed under administration by the North West provincial government. A leaked document, compiled by concerned council officials, details the list of claims as the reasons why the municipality (which houses Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp) should be placed under administration in accordance with Section 139 of the Constitution. The document details alleged irregular expenditure in several projects such as the Sarafina Stadium, Appledraai access road, construction of roads, ghost payments, overtime payments, irregular appointments as well as fraud and corruption, among others, as reasons why the provincial government should intervene and take over the running of the municipality.

308.  A former SAA cabin attendant is living the high life after marrying her army boss boyfriend. Now military police are investigating whether the major general “gifted” his spouse defense contracts worth R210m. Online selfies show Maj Gen Noel Ndhlovu and his wife, Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu, flaunting their lavish lifestyle. There are pictures of the couple on planes, on overseas holidays and in front of their R8.5m Dainfern, Sandton, home. In others she shows off her navy-blue Maserati, and the couple pose with a brand-new silver Range Rover. Now South African National Defence Force (SANDF) military police are investigating suspected fraud and corruption in contracts awarded to Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu’s company, Umkhombe Marine. Investigators smelt a rat when they examined some of the tenders Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu had secured. In one tender, for the transport of military equipment, rival bidders listed included companies that were later revealed to be a taxi business, a stationery supplier and a company that had closed down in 2010 – all of whom claimed to know nothing about any SANDF tender.

309.  The EFF has outwitted the ANC in Rustenburg, in the process exposing the depth of tender corruption in the ANC-run municipality as well as the shambles in the governing party’s North West structures. EFF councillor in Rustenburg Abinaar Matlhoko told City Press on Thursday that he leaked the audio recordings of the conversations he had with ANC mayor Mpho Khunou and party chief whip Amos Mataboge, because the governing party was not only corrupt, but “its leaders are foolish and amateurish”. The series of three recordings start with the discovery of tender rot, but later take a comical turn when Mataboge gets involved – going as far as declaring to an opposition councilor that his party, the ANC, was led by “blind” and “weak” people and that the party at provincial level was on its death bed. The fallout started early last month when Khunou disclosed to Matlhoko some of the findings of the ongoing forensic investigation into the municipality’s fleet contract. Among the findings was that the municipality paid the contractor for petrol (R20 per litre), towbars (R11,000 per vehicle), canopies (R65,000 per vehicle) and tracking systems (R29,000 per vehicle).

310.  Alleged VBS Mutual Bank mastermind Tshifhiwa Matodzi’s personal assistant, Takalani Veronica Mmbi, and her company Venmont Holdings, are facing liquidation over a R37m overdraft advanced to the company by the now defunct bank. The bank’s liquidator, Anush Rooplal, is also gunning for a R50m overdraft facility that was allegedly created fraudulently by VBS for the benefit of Mmbi’s company. Rooplal filed court papers at the Joburg high court this week arguing that the millions owed to the bank be paid back. “The respondent is indebted to the applicant as stated in the restated statement of the respondent’s VBS classic business account… in the amount of R37,788,788.61, as at 30 April 2019. Despite demand, the respondent has failed to pay the indebtedness due and owing to VBS,” the papers read. According to court papers seen by Sunday World, Mmbi’s company benefited from two fictitious credits of R300,000 and R15.7m which were made into its VBS account on March 30, 2017.”These fictitious credits are reflected in the respondent’s VBS accounts statement as ‘Absa deposits TR6 and  Absa deposits TR7’ respectively,” the papers indicate. The papers further show that Venmont also benefited from another fictitious credit of R50m which was also made into its bank account, and was reflected as an Absa deposit.

311.  Public Protector (aka Zupta Deflector) Busisiwe Mkhwebane cleared ANC chairperson and Minerals and Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, as well as Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu, of using their ‘political influence’ in the awarding of a multi-million rand tender in the Eastern Cape. Mkhwebane has, however, referred her investigation to the Hawks and the Asset Forfeiture Unit to investigate “any commission of an offence by all the implicated parties, including those who are ‘politically connected'”In 2015, the Daily Dispatch released an exposé in the biggest political scandal to hit the Eastern Cape. The report implicated Mantashe and Zulu’s sons in a R631-million tender to a company named Siyenza to build 66 000 toilets in the Amathole District Municipality. Mantashe’s wife Nolwandle was also linked to the company. The Dispatch revealed that proper procurement processes were not followed in the awarding of the contract to the Siyenza Group. Siyenza Group was a company owned by one Bongani Mpeluza, who was alleged to have strong links with a group of ‘politically connected’ individuals. A company belonging to Nolwandle and Buyambo (Mantashe’s son) was awarded a sub-contract by Siyenza.

312.  The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants says it has delayed the disciplinary process against Transnet & Eskom’s former chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, in light of fresh allegations which implicate him. SAICA also said it had in the interim decided to suspend Singh’s membership of the accountant’s body, pending the outcome of the disciplinary hearing. The disciplinary hearing had previously been scheduled from 15 to 19 July. “In the course of preparing for that hearing, SAICA became aware of information that has recently become available in the public domain that implicates Mr. Singh,” it said a statement. “In light of this, SAICA is considering the new information and will possibly be amending the charges against Mr. Singh.” Singh has been implicated in wrongdoing in Transnet’s controversial procurement of 1 064 locomotives in 2014, in a process which had been blamed for flouting regulations. The body said the postponement of the scheduled disciplinary was done “in order to avoid a piecemeal hearing” and to ensure that all allegations against Singh are fully investigated and dealt with. Last month, the inquiry into State Capture heard evidence that advisory firm Regiments Capital earned an “excessive” R265.5m from Transnet to facilitate loan transactions for the state freight and rail entity to finance its locomotive project.

313.  Paul O’Sullivan is a forensic investigator who has played a leading role in pursuing the corrupt and captured who were allowed to flourish under former president Jacob Zuma. He was harassed, and even tortured, as he shook out some deadly truths about how the powerful in business and politics have feathered their own nests. In an interview with BizNews Radio founder Alec Hogg, O’Sullivan reveals that South Africa’s electricity woes are directly linked to corruption. Eskom bosses deliberately allowed coal supplies to run down so that they could activate contracts that would make it easier to access funds. That, in turn, means rolling blackouts were the result of graft. O’Sullivan says it will take decades to investigate and prosecute Eskom bosses for every crime they have committed. Instead, he advocates pressing ahead with a few charges against key players.

314.  An EFF entourage that travelled to Cape Town for SONA and the subsequent parliamentary debates booked into a four-bedroom luxury Camps Bay villa priced at between R7,100 and R25,000 a night. When the Fighters checked out at 10am on Thursday 27 June 2019 they had run up a bill of about R60,000 for eight nights, most if it going to be pocketed by the foreign owner.

315.  The eThekwini municipality is involved in yet another scandal. It could be that the taxpayers have been paying more fraudulent salaries.  eThekwini Municipality, in Durban, has been rocked with a potential scandal. An investigation into Thabisile Ncayiyane, who is referred to as the ‘mayor’s helper’, is underway. Who is Thabisile Ncayiyane? Ncayiyane, who was allegedly a domestic worker, does not seem to be in possession of the required qualifications or experience for the senior management post she has allegedly been occupying since late 2016. Allegedly employed on 25 December 2016, with an attached salary of R50,000 per month, Ncayiyane’s appointment, on a T17 grading equivalent to that of a senior manager, raised questions among staff members. According to highly placed sources, Ncayiyane would be transferred to other units in the municipality after employees would voice their concerns.  How was Ncayiyane allegedly protected by eThekwini municipality? The sources also allege that the woman’s duties would consist of attending to mayor Zandile Gumede’s needs and was apparently often seen carrying the mayor’s handbag at events. Although the Sunday Tribune claims to have seen a signed copy of Ncayiyane’s offer of employment, mayoral spokesperson Mthunzi Gumede said that Ncayiyane had turned down an employment offer and there was no such person in the mayoral office.

316.  An official from SA Express asked that R9.9m be kept in a consultancy’s account to avoid the funds being detected in his personal account through lifestyle audits, the State Capture Commission has heard. The commission, led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, is investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and maladministration at several state entities, and on Friday heard evidence from Vivien Natasen, the director of consultancy Neo Solutions. Natasen’s company has been implicated in allegations of the looting of money from the North West government’s transport department and SA Express by Brian van Wyk, former commercial manager of SA Express. Natasen was introduced to Van Wyk by a former employee in 2014. They had never engaged in business until October 2015, when Van Wyk expressed interest in being part of a farming venture which Neo Solutions was looking to set up. Natasen, who was aware of van Wyk’s role at SA Express, viewed him as a potential business partner, as he seemed “competent”. The farming venture was expected to require R100m in capital. The pair expected to acquire a loan to cover 80% of the amount and would each contribute R10m in equity. Van Wyk explained to Natasen that he had a private enterprise which had yielded dividends.

317. The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is R272 billion in arrears. This was revealed at a media engagement session hosted by RAF on 4 July at their Polokwane Office on Grobler StreetPolokwane Review reports.  The Acting CEO of RAF, Lindelwa Xingwana-Jabavu explained that the organizations efficiency is leading to its downfall. “We have become our own enemies. We have become so productive that the rate of claims processing and getting them ready for payment is faster and more than what we receive per month to make those payments,” she said. In order to ease the burden on the institution, there is a proposed change in legislation to allow payments to be made monthly rather than in bulk.

318.  Parliament is splurging R76m on “loss-of-office gratuities” for MP’s who failed to make a comeback after the elections, but some of them are refusing to vacate state-allocated houses despite the added sweetener. The splurge on “gratuities” to MP’s who did not return to parliament after the May 8 election was confirmed by Joe Nkuna, the acting chief financial officer, who told a meeting that was discussing parliament’s finances that the legislature had so far forked out R76m of taxpayers’ money to ‘top up ” the retirement packages’ of exiting MP’s. He was responding to a question from DA MP John Steenhuisen. The amount is expected to keep rising in coming weeks as payments are still being processed.

319.  An assistant Master of the High Court in Kimberley was granted R4 000 bail on Friday after being arrested for corruption. Method Nkongani Gqetywa, 49, appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court after his arrest on Thursday. It is alleged that Gqetywa extorted an amount of R15 000 as a bribe to assist two women who had approached the court to claim a deceased’s estate. The women were referred to Gqetywa by another official, said Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi. He then asked them each to pay him R7 500 upfront. The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit intervened after the victims approached and informed them of what transpired. Gqetywa was then arrested and detained in police custody on Thursday, said Mnisi. He faces a charge for contravention of Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004. The case was postponed to August 29 for further investigations.

320. According to the Public Protector’s report on the Bosasa donation, President Cyril Ramaphosa misled Parliament, violated the executive ethics code, risked State Capture and may also be party to money laundering.

321.  Suspended Transnet Engineering chief executive Thamsanqa Jiyane’s future hangs in the balance after he was found guilty late last month of three out of nine counts relating to five disciplinary charges. Jiyane was charged in connection with awarding a tender for 1,064 locomotives from which Gupta-linked companies allegedly received R5 billion in kickbacks. Jiyane was charged following an investigation by law firm Mncedisi Ndlovu & Sedumedi Attorneys.

322.  No one is willing to take the blame for the looting of almost R2-billion of depositor funds from municipalities, stokvels and the elderly in Limpopo. Not even the Public Investment Corporation, which sank R458-million belonging to public servants into VBS Mutual Bank. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) lost almost half a billion rand in a scheme aimed at empowering black fuel suppliers — courtesy of VBS Mutual Bank.

323. The civil rights group Afriforum said it will lay charges against the major of the Mogalakwena municipality- Andrina Matsemela after she was caught out splurging R 1.5 million of the council’s money on her own private birthday party.

324.  THOUSANDS of innocent pensioners were  robbed out of R 21 billion rands by scrupulous ANC officials this past year- an amount that never were recovered- said the ANC’s Lindiwe Sisulu. 

325.  A multi-million-rand contract meant to eradicate the use of pit latrines in schools was allegedly discussed privately by a contractor and education authorities before it was awarded. City Press has seen WhatsApp messages allegedly sent in December to staff by Silas Mbedzi, the chief executive officer of The Mvula Trust (TMT). The messages contain details of meetings with basic education authorities. This was before the contract for the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (Safe) initiative was awarded to TMT earlier this year, allegedly without being formally advertised. The department instead extended an existing contract it had with TMT for the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (Asidi), which began in 2011.

326.  Undeclared conflicts of interest and incomplete or shoddy construction characterize many projects funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). Our research uncovers what is possibly only a fraction of the questionable grants involving Lottery money. Over the next week, we will publish stories describing how companies linked to Phillemon Letwaba, the NLC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), are involved in Lottery deals with tens of millions of rands. This follows our publication of previous stories exposing corruption and incompetence involving NLC projects. Letwaba’s brother was implicated in one such project.

327.  A company that allegedly facilitated a gift of cattle to former president Jacob Zuma, at the behest of former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo, has refused to provide the national government with a report on all the contracts it has undertaken for the North West government, which amounted to more than R600m. The national Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has initiated litigation against the company in question – AgriDelight – to compel it to provide the report. This was revealed in an answer by Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Affairs Minister Thoko Didiza to a written parliamentary question by DA MP Noko Masipa. Masipa asked if a full report on all the contracts undertaken by AgriDelight  Training and Consulting had been compiled, and what the total value of the contracts undertaken by the specified company since it started work in the North West was. “The close out report on all contracts undertaken by Agridelight Training and Consulting has not yet been furnished by the company. This was despite several requests from the department to the implementing agent,” said Didiza. “In a bid to resolve this matter, the department is in a litigation process with Agridelight to source this document. The matter is before the court and in line with the directives on section 100 interventions.” ‘Gift’ of 24 cows and bullThe total amount of all transactions between the department and Agridelight Training and Consulting contract, from November 1, 2014, to October 31, 2017, is R604,048,828.18 as per the financial systems report. The figure includes a 10% management fee for Agridelight.”

328. The acting chief executive of SA’s cash-strapped train operator Prasa, Nkosinathi Sishi, is on the verge of signing an agreement that not only flouts all statutes governing the utility, but will also expose the firm to almost R5-billion of unauthorized and irregular expenditure.

329. The Sanctuary Drug Rehabilitation Centre, like the multimillion-rand Lottery-funded old age home in Kuruman, is still incomplete, despite receiving R17-million in pro-active funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) almost two years ago. The first tranche of R7.5-million was paid out on an unspecified date in 2017 to Abrina 3641, a non-profit company, according to the NLC’s annual report for that year.

330.  A forensic investigation report into tender irregularities in Emfuleni local municipality in the Vaal has blown the lid on the extent of the rot and looting, with current and former managers fingered in massive tender irregularities. The progress report, by forensic investigation and risk management firm Comperio, which The Citizen has seen, has fingered at least 31 senior managers in tender irregularities running into more than R1 billion in 15 red-flagged tenders. The largest irregular expenditure noted in the report, sent to the Emfuleni chief financial officer, Andile Dyakala, more than a week ago, is the extension of a security tender without following due process, which allegedly ended up costing the battling municipality more than R108.9 million. However, said Dyakala, the report had materially changed, and noted he had been receiving monthly progress reports from the forensic investigation firm since they were appointed to probe tender irregularities in November last year. “I hope someone that leaked it knows that. I spoke to the MD of Comperio about the draft report which is in the public domain, while not final,” Dyakala said.

331. Last month the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) held public hearings on the Political Party Funding Act, which will force parties to disclose donations and, in the process, reveal how money shapes our politics.At the same time, Cyril Ramaphosa is under fire after a public protector report and a series of leaks identified those who bankrolled his CR17 campaign for the ANC presidency. As struggle veteran, Mavuso Msimang, put it: “He who pays the piper expects to call the tune.” This story offers one example of the corrosive effect of money in politics and how a politically-connected firm, Regiments Capital, built a financially symbiotic relationship with the ANC – attempting to convert donations into goodwill, lobbying into favors, and facilitation fees into contracts. But it is really a story about the cancer eating the ANC and how a supposedly loyal funder fueled the toxic practices that are killing the party.

The bar tab that night was nearly R6,000. Compared to the value of the contract it was intended to unlock, the bill should have been as insignificant to him as the hotel bar’s complimentary peanuts. But it still stuck in the chairman’s throat. On the lobbying front … I think that went exceedingly well, albeit expensive,” Litha Nyhonyha told his colleagues in an email two days later. “The Ekurhuleni chaps can drink you dry.” It was 28 July 2008 and Nyhonyha, the executive chairman of financial services firm Regiments Capital, had spent his Saturday watching Kaizer Chiefs play Manchester United with two senior ANC members from EkurhuleniAlthough the Chiefs’ 4-0 defeat had been “disappointing”, he was hopeful that his primary goal of securing political support for a R1.8-billion property deal in Ekurhuleni municipality would be successful. Back in March 2008, the Ekurhuleni Development Company (EDC) had appointed Xihangu Realty Developers, a consortium led by Regiments’ funding.

332.  Anna Sussana Fourie, former deputy director-general in the Free State Department of the Provincial Treasury, took the stand on Monday at the state capture inquiry to testify about the Estina Dairy Project. Fourie gave details of the events leading up the establishment of the farm. She told the commission that, while she was attending an office party in June 2012, she was roped into the matter by the head of the provincial treasury, Humphrey Kgomongwe. It was he who asked Fourie to carry out an assessment on a payment, amounting to R30m, that was needed by the provincial Department of Agriculture in connection with the project. At the time, there was only R6m in the Provincial Revenue Fund. The payment, Fourie found out, was needed by the next day – a Saturday – which Fourie said was impossible. While Fourie was looking through the documents provided to her, she asked the CFO of the Department of Agriculture, Seipati Dlamini, to furnish her with the reasons as to why the payment needed to be made, but Dlamini refused to do so. From these documents, Fourie said, she realized there were some irregularities.

333.  Over the last two weeks, GroundUp has revealed evidence of dodgy dealings at the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) implicating senior management. To date, there has been little response from government to allegations of mismanagement of funds by the NLC, despite it being a state-owned entity. On 13 May, GroundUp reported Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) spokesperson Sidwell Medupe as saying: “The Minister has instructed the NLC Board and DTI Internal Audit to institute an investigation.” A day later, a press statement by the NLC claimed that an investigation is being conducted by the board into two funded projects. It’s unclear what the status of this investigation is; we’ve received no answers to our questions about it. When asked for information on whether the NLC intends to investigate allegations of conflicts of interest involving NLC COO Phillemon Letwaba, the NLC spokesperson Mr Ndivhuho Mafela responded via email: “The NLC have discovered that both GroundUp and Raymond Joseph have been beneficiaries of grants. We are convinced that their attacks on the NLC and its COO are motivated by financial self interest.” “We are informed that these matters have been referred to the courts and therefore the NLC will no longer comment due to this potential conflict of interest.” No court papers have been served on GroundUp, so we do not know what is meant by the claim that the matter has been “referred to the courts”. We also tried to reach Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel’s office last week but did not receive a response. Instead, DTI spokesperson Sidwell Medupe said in a phone conversation that the NLC is independent and therefore any questions must be directed to it directly.

334.  A forensic investigation report into tender irregularities in Emfuleni local municipality in the Vaal has blown the lid on the extent of the rot and looting, with current and former managers fingered in massive tender irregularities. The progress report, by forensic investigation and risk management firm Comperio, which The Citizen has seen, has fingered at least 31 senior managers in tender irregularities running into more than R1 billion in 15 red-flagged tenders. The largest irregular expenditure noted in the report, sent to the Emfuleni chief financial officer, Andile Dyakala, more than a week ago, is the extension of a security tender without following due process, which allegedly ended up costing the battling municipality more than R108.9 million.

335.  Taxpayer funds to the tune of millions, given to the ANC to run its parliamentary caucus, are being illegally diverted to pay R25,000 a month to 99 regional party workers who should not be on the payroll. This startling allegation is contained in a confidential document drafted by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), which is fighting the party’s plans to retrench 124 of its caucus employees. The ANC has said the lay-offs are necessary because its disappointing showing in the May elections – its vote share dropped by nearly five percentage points – caused a cut in financial support from parliament. It also lost seats in 2014. According to the document, which the union submitted to the office of ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina this week, the ANC takes R32m from its annual administrative allowance to pay the salaries of 99 party agents, who should be on the payroll of Luthuli House or of ANC provincial offices. Diverting the allowance would be a clear breach of parliament’s policy on administrative and constituency allowances, which states that the funds can only be used to finance caucus operations and may not be spent on party political activities. The ANC caucus has a support staff component of 460, but the party is planning to lay off 124 employees after it lost seats in the May elections. The election result means the party will now receive R68m a year in administrative allowances, down from the R75m a year it has been receiving since 2014. The party’s constituency allowance, which it used to set up 240 public consultation offices across the country, is shrinking by R17m to R193m this year.

336.  Suspended North West health boss Thabo Lekalakala was arrested for fraud on Monday. Lekalakala appeared in the Mmabatho Regional Court in Mahikeng on the same day and was released on R20 000 bail, Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24. Lekalakala’s co-accused, former North West finance MEC Wendy Nelson appeared in court on Friday for fraud and was also granted R20 000 bail. The two are expected to appear in court again on September 6, Mulaudzi said. According to provincial Hawks spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso, Nelson was arrested following investigations into allegations pertaining to the irregular appointment of a senior official in the health department in 2014.

337.   The state capture commission of inquiry has heard how more than R600 million budgeted to build houses for the poor in the Free State was paid to suppliers despite no work being done. This was part of a scheme to dupe the National Treasury into believing the province’s 2010 housing budget had been spent and to ensure it was allocated more funds the following financial year. This was the evidence of former Free State MEC Mxolisi Dukwana on Wednesday, who dubbed the scheme “the great housing heist”Dukwana described the province as being a hotbed of corruption, which was built on a network of patronage that had its roots in the office of the former premier, Ace Magashule. For a department to be allocated funds for a financial year it must demonstrate to Treasury that it was spending its budget, or else the unused funds were transferred to better performing departments. Dukwana said that in December 2010, the Free State housing department had spent only 10% of its budget but through a scheme ramped that up to 66% by January the following year. “The department had already transferred several hundred millions of rands from its conditional location to suppliers. It continued to make unlawful transfers in January, February and March 2011. The transfers were made without the suppliers having supplied material, without written agreements in respect of all regulating the transfers and without proper procurement processes.” He said that about R631 million was simply given to suppliers in order to ensure the coffers were replenished with taxpayer money, ready to be siphoned off.

338.  Millions of rands in alleged “unlawful looting” of the SAPS’s medical scheme Polmed have drawn the ire of scores of police officers, who have slammed the level of coverage received.
Claims are that Polmed, which covers 680000 members and beneficiaries, has “unlawfully” awarded roughly R15.7million to its board of trustees (BOT) over three years in alleged contravention of its own rules. Allegations are also that former national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega was “illegally” elected on to the BOT in contravention of Rule 18.9.9, which states: “Any person removed from an office of trust on account of misconduct should not serve on it.” According to rule 18.24, Polmed remuneration should be determined by the scheme’s annual general meeting (AGM) and not by the Council of Medical Schemes (CMS). By Polmed’s own admission, the scheme hasn’t held an AGM since 2015, with questions being raised as to who approved the BOT payments. However, internal Polmed documents, which The Star has seen, show that the scheme’s principal officer Neo Khauoe and the BOT’s risk committee were aware that the  unlawful payments could drag the medical aid into a legal quagmire. In minutes from an April 2018 meeting, Polmed hinged its bets on a supposedly vague letter from the CMS, where the scheme realized it could be in trouble with the law.

339.  ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, as well as former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs captain Jimmy Tau, were on Wednesday named among beneficiaries of bribes paid by a joint venture awarded a dodgy R255 million contract in the Free State. Magashule was offered R10m bribe in asbestos heist deal, Zondo commission hears.

340.  Ace Magashule, the African National Congress secretary general and outgoing Free State premier, has been caught meddling in a housing project to ensure that a company partly owned by his daughter scored contracts worth R150m from his provincial government. News24 can today reveal perhaps the most damning details to date of Magashule’s direct involvement in government contracts that benefit his own family to the detriment of his province’s poorest and most marginalized citizens.

341. Fikile Mbalula has spent R110m on awards ceremonies in two years; the three-year Olympic budget is R25m. – Gareth van Onselen Business Day 3/9/2016 The Sunday Times reported this weekend that MPs receive 84 free flights, accommodation, three-course meals (including liquor) and salaries of up to R2.4m a year. In addition, each member is allowed R10,000 a month for travel allowances. Given the state of the government departments and state-owned entities, which are all bankrupt, this is obscene. To think that most poor households in SA live below the breadline. – MP greed has no bounds Nathan Chieman – Business Day letter 3/9/2019″

Our investigation shows:

  • Magashule and senior provincial officials interfered in a housing project near the eastern Free State town of Bethlehem. After the initial contractor was booted off the project, the provincial government appointed a company in which Magashule’s daughter is a shareholder.
  • The company, Unital Holdings, was appointed to build RDP houses without a tender process and has so far been paid nearly R70m by the provincial Department of Human Settlements.
  • Magashule promised locals that they would receive quality housing in a safe environment, but those living in the new houses say they are worse off than before. Their homes don’t have electricity, water or working toilets, leaving them exposed to the hazards of pit toilets and open holes containing human waste.

The saga involves Magashule’s direct involvement in the appointment of a “Chinese” company called Unital Holdings to construct 1 050 RDP houses on a plot of land to the north of Bethlehem. News24 was able to determine that Unital’s shareholders are Jianliang Li, a mysterious Chinese South African businessman who seems to have disappeared, and Thoko Malembe, Magashule’s daughter. We revealed in January that Malembe was reunited with the premier in 2011 and subsequently scored R9m in a dubious property deal with the Free State Development Corporation (FDC).

340 .  The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has welcomed the arrest and subsequent appearance of two former senior officials of the Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport at the Giyani Magistrate Court on Wednesday 28 August 2019. Former Senior Project Manager, Margaret Mthombeni (64) and then acting Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Coordinator, Richard Ngobeni (69) were arrested by the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation for allegedly defrauding the department almost R63 million in 2011. A forensic investigation was commissioned by the Minister of Roads and Transport in 2010 where it transpired that during the 15 and 16 March 2011, the department issued official purchase order(s) to selected service providers without following proper procurement procedures. The tenders were not advertised and all companies invited for the briefing were sourced outside the department’s database.

341.  The embattled Emfuleni Local Municipality paid the company of billionaire businessperson and ANC benefactor Robert Gumede R16.2 million for an expired cellphone services contract and settled a R1.2 million security bill at the guesthouse of former mayor Simon Mofokeng. These details are contained in five forensic reports which finger officials, politicians, tenderpreneurs and private sector companies of fraud and corruption by awarding and mismanaging five tenders totaling more than R300 million. The reports show how officials allegedly irregularly awarded and fraudulently extended security, fleet lease, cellphone and landfill sites management tenders in contravention of the Municipal Finance Management Act. The reports, which City Press has obtained, were finalized in May, June and last month. The municipality, which serves residents and towns in the Vaal in Gauteng, was placed under administration in June last year. The forensic reports, which were compiled by Comperio Consulting, found that:

. Mafoko Security which was appointed to deliver security services for three years for R165 million, was paid more than R57 million more;

. Wesizwe Risk Solutions was paid R17.6 million after a security tender between the council and BBP Security Services was fraudulently transferred to the company;

. The Hallmark Motor Group was paid R27 million for two fleet leases and maintenance contracts which had expired and had been irregularly extended;

. Sungu Sungu Projects, appointed to manage a landfill site for R14 million for three years, eventually got paid about R24 million more after other projects were piled on the company without going out to tender;

. Between 2007 and 2017 Gijima AST was paid R16.2 million for a tender to provide a bouquet of cellphone services contract which expired in 2007; and

. The council incurred irregular expenditure totaling more than R1.2 million after paying for the security at the guesthouse of its former mayor Simon Mofokeng.


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And here we are…. CORRUPTION from the top down. Government, SAPS, SOE'S ESKOM, TELKOM, SAA everybody.Give them a country that's thriving and look what they do with it.

Posted by Mortimer Montmorency on Friday, August 30, 2019



That year, the department advertised the post, for which Lekalakala applied. Then-premier of the North West, Supra Mahumapelo, appointed a selection committee to evaluate the candidates. News24 understands the committee shortlisted candidates based on their level of qualifications, which included a Bachelor’s degree in health science and at least five years of experience as a senior manager in the health service environment at the level of chief director. Lekalakala allegedly provided false information but despite this, he was still recommended for the post.





I request this letter to be published In the best interest of the Public of this country & international banking communities of which this matter has:

My name is Jeff Koorbanally (Private Forensic Investigator) who has been investigating SARB, SANLAM, ABSA/BARCLAYS, FNB, for fraud & theft, money laundering since 2009. The biggest fraud, theft & money laundering ever committed by any country which is in access of over R2,5 Trillion. Crime committed in 1985-to date, of which the Lifeboat/Gift to Bankorp revealed by Ciex report (Britain Company) is part thereof. This crime was masterminded by the under mention trio, with Govt bonds which were Open Ended, Tap base & Bearer type, issued in several trenches in USD denominations, with the grand total of $36 billion Us Dollars:

1. Masterminds of crime #Dr Gerhardus Petrus Christiaan de Kock #Dr Christian Lodewyk Stals #Barend Jacobus du Plessis.
2. The main beneficiaries of this crime are: * Rupert Family(Remgro & Associates) *Oppenheimer Family( Anglo American & Associates *UBS (Bankorp shareholders) *Absa/Barclays (Executives & Shareholders *Fnb bank (Executives & Shareholders) * Sarb ( Old Executives & shareholders)
3. Main Accomplices to the crime in the Democratic Govt,in terms of their non disclosure & cover up of this most serious biggest financial crime ever committed by any country are: #Thabo Mbeki #Trevor Manual #Tito Mboweni #Maria Ramos #Elex Erwin #Pravin Gordhan #Nhlanhla Nene #McebisiJonas This crime is currently holding our Democracy at Ransom, with the potential of taking the Country down to zero, this crime was a serious crime of money laundering into world stock markets in total violation of the Stock securities Commission Act, Penalties for such crime is total suspension from Sovereign bond markets, in addition heavy fines can be imposed with the Max of 4 times the value of the crime ($36bn x 4 =$144 billion)

NOT surprisingly Ramos- who were part of this crime syndicate- was nominated for a post in the  interim board of directors at the Public Investment Corporation which includes former Absa boss Maria Ramos. Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has announced an interim board of directors at the Public Investment Corporation which includes former Absa boss Maria Ramos. His statement, which was released on Wednesday afternoon, said Mboweni consulted with Cabinet on the interim board appointments, which will be effective from Friday to the end of July. SO– how come Ramos never was investigated- and why is she again being booted into a top position again...because she is Trevor Manual’s bed baby….or because Ramos and Big Bucks are synonymous with each other? 

In the best interest of the country as the official complaint with these international institutions I put the complain on hold and asked the President Hon JG Zuma to intervene & resolve this matter in the amicable manner that does not sabotage or destroy our economy. Obviously certain people must take the fall for they role in this crime, that refers mainly to finance Ministry/Treasury & SARB.

This is what this political plots & attempt for regime/leadership change is all about. Our President is being targeted for doing the right thing in the best interest of this country. Our President is going no where till this matter is resolve! We are no longer going to be threaten by Junk Status & Market reaction or fluctuation of the rand value, that’s nothing but financial politic. We have been on junk status since the political takeover, whereby we inherited a bankrupt country from the apartheid regime & whereby they further imposed us with a huge liability of their looting. My response to our Richest Man in the country Sir Johan Rupert is as Follows: #Thepropaganda you play of being a victim and accusing the Gupta of being after you is a sick & stupid joke!

The propaganda of your claims that your Empires are loosing money is equally sick & stupid game. #Your denial of having an influence on the media houses of which you are a shareholder & what they publish is the sickest joke and an insult of our intelligent, if that was not the case you would have long time intervened especially in the vicious attempt to protect Pravin Gordhan and his captured dept Treasury. #You correctly stated that you do not do business with the“ State” you justified that to exonerate yourself from any allegation of state capture, let me tell you something without fear or favor. You and the Oppenheimers are the Master of State Capture of our Democracy whereby our Treasury was capture! In An Act of financial/Economic Terrorism, which was done Warfare Style to destabilize and weaken our, security clusters & Prosecuting Authorities including our judiciary system all done to retain the Economy Control After it became clear that you were loosing the Political Control in the Codesa negotiation. I am talking about Project “Grapevine” which later changed the Project Spiderweb initiated by Roelf Meyer & Prof Nel being operated & continue to be from your varsity. You and the Oppenheimers were the funders thereof.

After Mbeki, Trevor, Mboweni allowed Anglo American to de register as a S.A. Company you then became the Sole finder of Spiderweb Operation, your captured puppets are, Trevor Manual, Maria Ramos. Code names(King & Queen of Leaves) they in return got Tito Mboweni & Gill Marcus captured and became cooperative to the Spiderweb, Currently Pravin Gordhan & Mcebisi Jonas are the protectors of your Spiderweb operation, we tried to break this web by referring the investigation to the Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela, to investigate you and your company, she decided to wash done the complain and exclude you, then suddenly you offered her a job!
What does that entails? It that a reward for a job well done? Lastly I want to make a plea to you, do the right thing for the sake of our children’s: “PAY BACK THE BILLIONS YOU AND COMPANY. BENEFITED FROM THIS ABOVE MENTIONED CRIME.”

Do it now while there is a chance of saving your empires, all your puppets are going to jail! We the public of this country are calling for the immediate removal of Pravin Gordhan & Mcebisi Jonas out of finance ministry we can not have people with double standards in this most important organ of our democracy, we are no longer going to be held at Ransom by threats of junk status, market crashes, to hell with that.

Lastly the money stolen in the above matter is being used as foreign currency Buffer Capital/reserves by SARB its in a dormant account antrcode 00004444 held at UBS Switzerland.  And the Federal Reserve – a private registered company– has been foreclosed since 25 December 2013– but it still operates as the controller of South Africa’s economy although technically it does not exist! How do you get that right? We want that money brought back to the country to boost our economy as agreed by the owners of the money the Surtie family from Lesotho. Otherwise you all going down with your billions. Who am I am a forensic investigator, who investigate banks, ask your Partners Rothchild, I was part that busted HSBC for theft/money laundering of Moneys from dormant accounts to treasury, then smuggling money out with bank instruments (Drafts). That matter was reported to CIA & FBI Jeff Koorbanally CGMA/CIMA (Britain).THIS IS REAL STATE CAPTURE AND CORPORATE CAPTURE IN SA SINCE LONG IN SA.


The ANC greedy predators now gearing up to ravage your pension funds too:

The greed and banality of the ANC wolves are in one one word- mind boggling. Already they have raped and ravaged the state coffers empty- now they are shifting their cross-hairs to private institutions- and first on their menu is your pension funds.

Newly appointed minister  or Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel sugar-coated their planned theft of your pension funds by saying yesterday that pension funds ‘have a“role to play ” in the development of South Africa through “investment in real assets”.  His comments come after the African National Corruption (ANC) made a commitment earlier this year to investigate introducing ‘prescribed assets’ or a program that would force pension funds to invest some of their holdings in government-approved projects.  Now we all know how prosperous ANC ventures such as Eskom, SAA, Telkom, SABC and the Post Office are doing under their “investment” schemes….a total MESS!



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When you take more than you give , you eventually running out of other peoples money. Tax payers are burdened by the very people who keep taking and not giving back.


The IRR has long warned that the government intends seizing private pension funds to plug government spending gaps.  Patel’s remarks follow statements last week by the ANC and the South African Communist Party that the South African Reserve Bank should be nationalized to enable the government to introduce a program of quantitative easing, which translates loosely into printing money to finance government expenditure.  The result would be massive inflation that would erode the value of Rand-denominated savings in South Africa. But this again shows that the idiots on top has no idea of how to run a country-as they already have proven this past 25 years.





The sentiments of the ANC and the Department of Trade and Industry are in line with the government’s commitment to begin seizing land and other assets without compensation. Yesterday, a panel created to brief  Cyril the Squirrel on land reform handed its recommendations to the Presidency. The IRR believes that the recommendations include encouraging the government to pursue an aggressive policy of expropriation without compensation.  The illegal regime is also set to proceed with an amendment to the Constitution to dilute property rights protections, which, with the Expropriation Bill, will allow it to seize virtually any assets without compensation. 

IRR CEO Frans Cronje said: ‘The common thread running through all these actions is that the government is preparing to seize private wealth and assets without compensation. Its fiscal position is dire, debt levels have doubled over a decade, and the budget deficit is back where it was at the end of apartheid. ‘Put plainly, it is running out of money and is desperate. Further tax hikes are nearly impossible. Yet, even at this dire point, the government refuses to introduce the liberalizing reforms necessary to grow the economy. It is also reluctant to accept foreign bailouts because of the conditions that would be attached. ‘It is therefore preparing to turn on South Africans and the assets they hold in order to use these to finance government programs and policies, bail out parastatals and Eskom, pay salaries, and finance tenders and BEE deals.’ Cronje said the proposed amendment to the Constitution and the Expropriation Bill ‘will severely reduce the legal protection on offer to investors, businesses, families, and individuals should their assets be taken’. He warned: ‘Unfolding before our eyes is an act of plunder of private savings, wealth, investments and property, the consequences of which will be devastating if the government proceeds.’

It is for this reason  we warn and call upon all South African  citizens to unite and prepare to stand fast and defy this illegal regime and their communist cohorts and defend their constitution and their private property rights with whatever means they deem possible- whether by court- or over the barrel of the gun before this incompetent greedy wolf pack turns South Africa in yet another failed African country the likes of Zimbabwe , Sudan and turn South Africa on the Venezuela model. It is up to it’s citizens now to stop this plundering thieves and oust them out of government before they inflict collateral damage to the rights of the free people the same way they did to the economy this past 25 years. A healthy country is where the people control their government– but when it comes to the point like South Africa where the regime now controls the people – then it becomes a dictatorship. Let the communist ANC  fall from power begin!



LOOKING at the long list of thievery, plundering and racketeering under the ANC this past 25 years- and also their plans to plunder your private property and assets- they rather appear to be  operating from the downtown Chicago gangster mob rather than so-called ” democratic politicians!” AND still the list of notorious plundering   is growing by the day. As you can see- this bunch ofANC mafioso is literally shamelessly cleaning up the state coffers. AND if any of  those worms start to crawl out of the tin  they quickly are wiped under carpets of endless “investigations” and” commissions” that on the end of the day- ends up in the annals of oblivion as it also again will happen with the Zondo findings…pure academical.  The snakes are cleaning up their tracks very cunningly with strategies of flat denial-endless “investigations“-  stretched out hearings- then followed by a silence of  “forgetfulness.” Nothing happens to perpetrators such as Tina Joemat Petersen for instance. As  time goes by the media spotlight will focus on something else and the naive populace will forget her. Nothing will come of the billions she helped to disappear in her oil scandal racketeering with Jacob Zuma.

When this ANC mobsters talk about stealing they do certainly not worry about that bar of chocolate from your local retail store- these criminals start their bid on six figure amounts from your pension funds, tax coffers and service departments! Now we wonder how much more worms the likes of Dlamini, Zuma ,Mabusa , Ace Magashule, Gumede and many other mobsters still want to release from that seemingly bottomless slime pit of corruption? What strikes one as very peculiar- is how a rational populace( that would immediately exclude the “majority”  as they certainly are not rational) tolerate this bunch of hoodlums and still sheepishly adhere to all the “laws” this mob excrete on a monthly basis to keep the rest of the “animals” in check while they themselves break every rule in the book .

Another strange conspiracy theory that also springs to mind is just why this “elite” mobsters now all of a sudden want to jump the sinking it because of their pension schemes are in jeopardy-or is there a threatening clan/tribal  war going on inside the sinking ship between the Zuma deserters and the other ruling Nguni mobsters that now are threatening to sink the “we will rule ’till Jesus comes”  agenda- or is Zuma himself maybe busy working hard in the background to unseat the rest of the reptilian kingdom to bring back the Zulu power from the Venda lords which he himself stole from the Xhoza Nostra . The Times Live reports:  ”  Cyril is in all-out war with the Zuma faction, and he’s losing. The ANC’s resolutions in 2017 to change the mandate of the Reserve Bank and expropriate land without compensation were adopted to trip Ramaphosa up, and those who are acting like zealots over them are implementing the Zuma-Gupta-Magashule plan to shuffle him out of power and return us to the dark 2008-2017 years.”

OR there maybe a much more deeper and sinister agenda for this sudden move like a pre-planned strategy that the ” Squirrel” only must act as an “interim” president while the dark Sith Lords of the AB and corporate “Deep State” are preparing the next government already? White Nation years ago already predicted that according to our historical calculations the ANC mob will only rule for 27 years- and according to our projection their rule will end around 2021 when it will be replaced by a mixed “transitional” government before an all-out civil war of three years will totally destroy the country, it’s economy and it’s people- where-after the UN (especially Americans and Germans) will take a hand and intervene to cleanse (drive out the black Czars and their yellow Chinese invaders) from the country to re-instate another ‘democratic” regime favorable to their own agendas again. Namibia will according to our own speculation- be returned to Germany again- and the Boers (that secret elusive group of white people the ANC so much fear) will then again enter their promised land of freedom. But like I said- that only is our speculation.

As we also note do radical Stalinists such as Andile Mngxitama now also want to start his own little private army the same Malema did with the EFF.  With all this rogue radical black idiots running rampant in South Africa and all the illegal government supplied  weapons floating around in black townships – the possibility of a civil war is becoming more and more of a horrible reality. Now if we are correct in our estimation that could explain quite a lot of this sudden “movements” taking place now- and also why the core of the vipers’ nest are high-tailing already to find a more safer haven to splurge that millions they stole from you before the sh*t really hits the fan. Interestingly do we also note that the Prime Evil of South Africa- Julius Malema- sort of became less verbal lately…the heathen seem to become a bit docile it appears. We wonder what the pesky arch fiend is up to again now? Again – like I say- this only is a conspiracy theory we have been pondering about for quite some time- but it fits the sudden environmental shift narrative. We cannot say for sure- but whatever is going on-  something is definitely busy upsetting and destroying the viper’s nest from the inside. Reptile now is striking reptile. It only are complete  idiots and sell-outs the likes of Ramaphosa’s “bum-chumRoelf (The Canary) Meyer that will tell you the Squirrel will get South Africa “back on track.”  The rest of us living in reality knows better. You can naturally  deduct your own conclusions.





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