Embattled Limpopo premier's wife probed

2012-01-26 21:29
Johannesburg - Allegations of fraud against Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale's wife Mokgadi Kgohloane are being investigated, police said on Thursday.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the probe related to claims that a company of which she was a director was mining illegally in Maake, Tzaneen, in Limpopo.

The company Blue Platinum Venture trades under the name of Bathlabine Brickworks.

Mulaudzi said the police and the Hawks were investigating. Other directors of the company were also being probed.

The company was allegedly mining with an expired licence and without an authorised environmental management plan.

Kgohloane could not be reached for comment.

Last year, the similarly named Blue Platinum Venture 16, owned by Kgohloane and trading as Batlhanine Brick Yard, in Ga-Rakoma village, outside Tzaneen, was closed by the mineral resources department.

This was after accusations surfaced that the company had kept secret the death of a worker.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    polokwane

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Boks want to continue upward curve
We'll do it our way - Les Bleus
Ton-up Giteau defies his own expectations
The game of Heyneke’s life
Traffic Alerts

You may find it hard to focus on the mundane routines as the greener pastures seem so tempting. It is a good time to expand your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.