‘Malema is landless, Maimane owns 3 properties’

2014-09-19 15:51

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane moonlights as a preacher, is director of a communication and training company and owns three properties.

The newcomer to Parliament owns his residence in Roodepoort and his other properties are in Wilgeheuwel and Weltevreden Park in Gauteng, according to his disclosures in the register of members interests tabled in Parliament this week. The amount earned for preaching at the Liberty Church is left blank, and Maimane had nothing to disclose in any of the other categories.

Among the other opposition leaders, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema also has little to declare, except for an undisclosed number of shares at an undisclosed value in four trusts – Ratanang Family Trust, Mazimbu Investment Trust, Munzhedzi Family Trust and Kopano Charity Trust. All the specific details are likely to be listed in the confidential section of the register, out of the public eye. On paper, he appears to be landless, after his properties – a farm and a house in Polokwane and a mansion in Sandown – were attached, auctioned or sold to pay off his R16 million debt to the South African Revenue Service.

But veteran politician and Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is a landowner, listing a house in Ulundi and 1 517 square metres of undeveloped land in KwaSishwilli. He also lists about R71 000 worth of shares in Old Mutual, R51 worth of shares in Kuphelile Investments Pty Ltd, about R101 250 worth of shares in Glenmib and Sanlam unit trusts to the value of about R21 000.

Congress of the People Leader Mosiuoa Lekota has a sizeable land and property portfolio, with agricultural land in Jacobsdal, residential properties in Van Reenen, Westville, Bloemfontein and Kroonstad and another in Midrand via a family trust. He also owns business premises in Orange Farm. He has about R400 000 shares at HBM Investment, about R3 000 of Old Mutual unit trusts and undisclosed shares in Trade First.

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder has a tailor-made portfolio of ordinary shares in 14 companies that lean towards blue chips in media, financial and mining, plus 967 shares in British American Tobacco. He lists two directorships, P Con (Pty) Ltd farming company and Conquad Holding (Pty) Ltd. He owns an apartment in Melkbosstrand and a house in Potchefstroom.

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