Roux Shabangu accused of fronting for whites – report

2013-10-16 09:57

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Businessman Roux Shabangu was allegedly given a R6 million helicopter and R4 million in kickbacks for fronting for whites in a lease deal.

The allegations are obtained in court papers in the High Court in Pretoria in which the public works department was asking the court to nullify its lease agreement with the businessman, the Star reported today.

The lease of a building in Pretoria was for office and parking space for the human settlements department for nine years and seven months.

In the court papers the public works department claim Shabangu led them to believe the building belonged to him.

According to the report, a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report stated the department made monthly payments of R729 000 to Majestic Silver, Shabangu’s company.

The department alleges that Shabangu would then transfer the money to HKML, a 100% white-owned company.

Shabangu told the newspaper that neither the SIU nor the department had contacted him in connection with the allegations and he was not aware of the court action.

“I do not want to comment on what was contained in those court documents... The people who are making those allegations never came to me to verify their facts,” Shabangu was quoted as saying.

The department laid criminal charges against Shabangu, the Star reported.

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