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Sexwale's Mvela paid Malema

2012-05-13 15:45

Johannesburg - A company started and partly owned by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale paid at least R100 000 into expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s family trust.

The revelation comes as Sexwale is seriously stepping up a new campaign to become ANC president.

City Press has learnt that:
» Sexwale hopes to capitalise on the so-called ABZ (“Anything But Zuma”) regions, particularly in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Western Cape and Gauteng;

» His support is increasing amid growing impatience under opponents of President Jacob Zuma over Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s apparent reluctance to step up to challenge Zuma; and

» Sexwale hopes to use his complaint to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela about Lieutenant ­General Richard Mdluli as an anti-corruption rallying point.

City Press can reveal that a multi-agency investigation into ­allegations of fraud, corruption and tax evasion against Malema and his allies has found proof of a payment from Mvelaphanda Holdings to Malema’s Ratanang Family Trust.

Three independent sources with knowledge of the probe confirmed that a R100 000 payment from Mvelaphanda to the trust in December 2010 was detected.

Donations

Neither Sexwale nor Mvelaphanda chief executive Mikki ­Xayiya denied the payment.

“Mvelaphanda Holdings, which Sexwale...is no longer in charge of, has always been and is at liberty in terms of the law to make donations to any trusts involved in social development,” said Sexwale’s spokesperson, Xolani Xundu.

“Therefore, if it provided any donations to any such trusts, it would not be a secret to be ‘discovered’, for instance, by the Hawks, as such donations would be well known to the Master of the Court and to [the SA Revenue Service].”

Xayiya said his company did not respond to “media speculation”.

“Mvelaphanda Holdings is a ­private company with a social ­conscience. From time to time, we make donations to worthy causes. However, we leave it to the respective beneficiaries and individual recipients to disclose our specific contribution, if we made any at all.”

Malema’s lawyer said the former youth leader’s tax affairs were ­confidential.

Sexwale is widely regarded as a Malema sympathiser and pleaded for mercy for him during the firebrand’s ANC disciplinary hearing.

City Press has been reliably told that investigators are looking into the possibility of further Mvelaphanda payments into the trust.

Cheap politics

Xundu rejected suggestions that Sexwale bought Malema’s influence, saying it was “cheap politics and laughable to perpetuate the myth and urban legend that a political freedom fighter of Minister Sexwale’s standing and track record would need to ‘purchase’ any political influence. The man’s stature speaks for itself.”

On Friday, Sexwale appeared on stage with Zuma at the ANC’s ­KwaZulu-Natal provincial conference in Newcastle. He was deployed by the ANC to attend.

He participated in the singing of pro-Zuma songs. Among the songs sung was “Washis’ iskipa sikaZuma sakufak’ amavolovolo wema!” (loosely translated as, “You burn a Zuma T-shirt, we’ll shoot you!”).

But two sources in Sexwale’s inner circle and two ANC leaders in the Western and Eastern Cape, who are involved in his new campaign, confirmed that the former Gauteng premier and TV host will run against Zuma in Mangaung.

Sexwale has his sights on the two Capes, Limpopo, Gauteng and possibly the Free State. He launched a bid for the presidency in 2007, but backed Zuma after he couldn’t garner enough support.

He was set to address an ANC meeting in the Eastern Cape’s OR Tambo region today, ahead of the region’s conference in two weeks.

Sexwale was quietly addressing church congregations and communities in the hope of becoming “a president in the hearts of the people”, said an inner-circle source.

'Rogue elements'

A Motlanthe lobbyist in Gauteng said those pushing Sexwale as a compromise candidate were in the minority and on the “periphery”.

The lobbyist said “rogue elements around” Sexwale were pushing him to stand, and they are “driven by ambition and greed for business dealings...[and] unfettered access to state resources”.

A list of names with Sexwale’s at the top was circulated among his supporters, with Gwede Mantashe as his deputy, Thandi Modise as chairperson, Fikile Mbalula as secretary general, Senzo Mchunu as deputy secretary general and Paul Mashatile as treasurer general.

Asked whether Sexwale would make himself available as president, Xundu said: “These are internal matters to do with electoral process within the ANC.”

He added that Sexwale would voice his views at the right time and platform. – Additional reporting by Mmanaledi Mataboge and Sabelo Ndlangisa


Comments
  • magomarele - 2012-05-13 11:17

    "Yawning". while all these political fist-fights are continuing, SA and her citizenry are being ravaged by crime and poor service delivery. Police are wasting state resources meddling in politics, ignoring rampant crime which is disfiguring our beloved country. Why ANC...mara why always you ANC yeh?

      Erich - 2012-05-14 08:35

      If this report is true, one must admit that more credit should be given to Tokyo. By getting Malema in his corner, he is ensured of a few million votes of young, angry ad jobless Blacks. He is bright enough to realise that if he gets the top job, very little Whites and Coloureds will follow him.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-14 11:47

      Erich, yes and with Malema in his corner, singing 'Kill the boer' will be mandatory.

      Phillip - 2012-05-14 12:38

      Good shot Morwanre

  • Kolobe - 2012-05-13 11:54

    would be happy for anything but shower head

      Themba - 2012-05-13 16:04

      Wow! Damascus conversion K?

      Bokfan - 2012-05-13 19:10

      Didnt you once threaten death and destruction if Jake Zak wasn't allowed to become Precedent?

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-05-14 11:42

      Kolobe, you remind me of a chameleon!

      Nyiks11 - 2012-05-14 13:04

      Proof that a wise man always changes his mind

  • Andile - 2012-05-13 12:16

    I for one honestly think this could be a deadly combination especial if one real understands ANC politics. Sizwe Mchunu can bring numbers in KZN even if its only 25% of the voting delegates that will be good enaf, Gwede and Mbalula are both supported in EC but in different lists, but when both are in one list that could bring unity in EC and Mbalula is also widely supported by the youth. Which I assume Limpompo, Free State, NC and WC can be lobbied to be behind this list. Mashatile commands considerable support in Gauteng the third biggest province of ANC after KZN and EC. Thandi is probable still prefared by the woman's league. Although I'll prefer Nkosazana than her in that position but I doubt Nkosazana will be interested. Business and international community will be sympathetic to Sexwale but not Unions and SACP. Sexwale is the only person who does not have a solid constituency on this list. Vavi can rally support from the unions for them if they promise him something. SACP does not have numbers any way and it won't matter cause it belongs to Zuma already. ANC delegates can seriously buy into this list. Provided Mantashe and Mchunu becomes part of it I strongly believe mantashe won't be much of a problem. Mchunu will be the one seriosly under pressure considaring the enthnical support of his province for Zuma. Others mentioned on this list won't be a problem.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-05-13 17:06

      Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

      colin.dovey - 2012-05-13 17:18

      Interesting "POLITICS" - but what we South Africans need is ACTION and jobs...not just talk!

  • Mahlangumusa - 2012-05-13 12:54

    Tokyo is treasonous. Viva Zuma.

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-05-14 11:53

      They are both treacherous my friend!

  • Yinhla - 2012-05-13 13:57

    my observations are that Zuma will not be standing for the Presidency post or if he does he wont be the president of the country in 2014 if the ANC wins. Zuma is a master tactician and clever so he would rather take a back seat than lose support all together. So Kgalemma is still on a path 2 become a future president irrespective of who wins in Mangaung.

      Nigel - 2012-05-14 10:30

      hope u are right, the thought of Zuma getting a 2nd term is almost as ugly as Sexwale getting a 1st term, which will turn out to be a life one term.

  • lessy.lester - 2012-05-13 14:45

    Elect a person that will make SA proud. That man is Ramaphosa. His wife will be a gracious first lady too. If Tokyo becomes president, Malema will be a minister and be on his way to the presidency. It HAS to be Ramaphosa!

      Sharon - 2012-05-13 16:35

      Cyril will run the country as if it is a business. That is exactly what we need, an economist at the helm. He is an incredibly smart man, and will never ever be an embarrassment. Tokyo on the other hand left politics to "make it" in the private sector - then he came back to politics. Any guesses why???

      Themba - 2012-05-13 16:43

      What has Cyril said or done to dissociate himself from the current mayhem? Zilch. Silence means consent. Alternatively, he's guilty by association. I don't believe there are any good men left in the ANC. Remember as well that the ANC makes decisions as a "collective." We need a complete overhaul - as in a completely new government

      Sematla - 2012-05-13 16:45

      As much as I support my fellow Africans in the running of the country but please spare Cyril for a moment, we need to bring in new players the ones who are not stuck in the past. We are tired of people who's strategic plan will be fighting the ghosts(africanners) we want fresh blood,an academic who is under 50 years old,who have a strong hate for the sangomas and a strong believe on Science and the future. P-L-E-A-S-E I bag you, not another recycle.

      mmenzisco - 2012-05-13 17:30

      Sematla, I agree with you. We need a young blood which is under 50 and an academic. Who is not after money and power. Is there anyone know.

  • Robert - 2012-05-13 15:56

    Whoses Licken the Chicken now Tokyo

  • Johan - 2012-05-13 16:21

    Well lock it up then

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-13 16:27

    R100 000-00? For what? What about if he becomes President?

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-05-13 16:28

    At last some one stand up like a man the anc is going back where it belong , not this corrupt,tbibalist party under jecob zuma, please mr sexwale save us from ebarsment from the da,bring back juju ,we can colonised by white and now by indians

      Piet - 2012-05-13 16:40

      You are youre worst enemy, you are being colonised by the elite my friend!y

      eil33nn - 2012-05-14 10:39

      "save us from ebarsment from the da"...WOW... What about "save us from corruption"? We want a politician that can make true on his/her promises. At this stage, the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer.

  • Hadebe - 2012-05-13 16:28

    I will settle for anything, but zuma.

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-05-13 16:29

    Oh no! That's going from bad to worse! Can't stand Zuma but even he is better than this opportunist.

  • Piet - 2012-05-13 16:36

    So if Sexswale becomes ANC president you will vote for the ANC? I am to stupid to understand why anybody will still vote for these thieves....

      mmenzisco - 2012-05-13 17:08

      People will still continue to vote for ANC Piet, unfortunately. We cannot say we complete and genuinely trust DA (referring to white people) yet. The other thing is that: most white people still have racism (not saying some blacks don't have racism). Believe me it will take long for South Africans to vote for a white President, as long as it took Americans to vote for Black president. Meaning that most American can speak in one language, South African still have major racial issues. The other reason is that IFP has no power now of which people saw it as an alternative. That is why is they vote for ANC. It is not about polices but race it will always play a major role when a black person is at the voting polls. Voting for DA as a black person I feel is a risk. 18 years is still young. Helen Zille she might be genuine but what are others members of her cabinet think about Blacks. We don't wanna found out that by putting them in power. I wish I can find other alternative party ANC, DA is obviously will not be an alternative for me either. BUTHELEZI let many people down by being so arrogant, that's why they don't have many supporters today.

      bobby.mykonos - 2012-05-14 12:28

      Yebo33 I understand I just want a place where my family can live and work in peace. I have no desire in my heart to go back to those apartheid days. This present government is slowly destroying our chances of ever living together in peace. Something has to change. Maybe one day we will let go of the past and learn to trust in the future.

  • Thabo - 2012-05-13 16:51

    The system is robbing the citizens. We must vote for the president.

      Warren - 2012-05-13 22:41

      @ Thabo: We must vote for a non criminal government, period!!!

  • Richard Mashaba - 2012-05-13 16:56

    if sexwale runs 4 presidency, then he is increasing chances for Zuma to win, because lot of people at ANc dnt support Malema n Sexwale is on malemas side.

      Themba - 2012-05-13 17:12

      You hit the nail ont he head Mashaba. Sexwale is also a liar. He was the only heavyweight to go and defend Malema at the disciplinary hearing. In the unlikely event that he wins, Malema will make a comeback, and SA will fastforward and catch up with our neighbour, Zimbabwe

  • sizwe.nyembe - 2012-05-13 16:56

    Malema and his cronies want to build a kleptocratic government that will drain the state dry and it's going to be difficult to take the clique out of power. South Africa is in for Mugabe replica in Julius.

      Piet - 2012-05-13 16:59

      The ANC is draining the country dry....

      sizwe.nyembe - 2012-05-13 17:52

      @piet i am a member of the ancyl myself and i think the country is still stable economically and otherwise although i am not entirely pleased with my organisation because of the rife corruption associated with some of its members who are in prominent positions. I believe we still have credible leaders in abundance within the organisation who can provide credible leadership and sustain the reputation of the ANC as we know it during Mandela's generation.@fannie, Julius will never return to the ANC to priside in a position of power and if he does, i believe it will be the end of the ANC if not the country.

  • Andreas - 2012-05-13 16:58

    Sexwale is the dangerous, fencesitter. He's been trying to ingratiate himself with all via radio and TV for ages and his previous attempts to garner a following via these mediums have been dismal failures. He had no idea what was going on in his Dept. long after he took the helm, and attempted to blame others when it came to light.Do we really want a greasy spoon leading us down a path of U-turns whenever situations are not in his favour?

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-05-13 18:25

      And the donation he made to Malema's trust was probably also because he thought Malema would still be in charge of the youth league and it was down payment for their support to make him Prezzie? No wonder he defended Malema during his hearing as it was no doubt a investment for the future. Quite frankly, I would rather have even Mbeki back (and I don't like him either LOL)

  • mike.clery - 2012-05-13 17:01

    And this is a surprise?

  • lungile.ndyibithi - 2012-05-13 17:04

    Sexwale wouldnt be too bad although I think the country need sum1 who is not jst politically strong bt with a good knowledge of economics and who will put together a good security structure with trying protect their ills.

      lungile.ndyibithi - 2012-05-13 18:04

      Meant,with nt tryin to protect their ills.

      Sam - 2012-05-13 20:33

      south african politics is unlike US politics my love driven by business direction, in south africa with huge inequality we need someone to be intouch with the poor

  • George - 2012-05-13 17:05

    Dear Tony, I also need a donation. A couple hundred Gs should do. Thanks hey!

  • allan.whitton1 - 2012-05-13 17:15

    You want some-one to run the country who still has not sorted out the toilet debacle. He can't run his department and you want to make him president.

      promise.ozuzu - 2012-05-14 06:45

      You may not know, go to east london and see for your self..

  • eddiebant - 2012-05-13 17:16

    Making sure he has the right(?) people on his side.

  • pws69 - 2012-05-13 17:18

    Mmmm, Tokyo, you've chucked your hat in the ring. Let's see what comes out now.

  • skhumba.mvi - 2012-05-13 17:33

    I think this is cheap journalism playing cheap politics.

  • nonhlanhla.jama - 2012-05-13 17:34

    Mhhhhh its getting hot here.

  • WhiteNut - 2012-05-13 18:57

    He is running around like headless chicken,,,a very dishonest and selfish politician. He forgets one thing though, that in the ANC you wait for the membership to speak, you don't tell the ANC I want to be president

  • WhiteNut - 2012-05-13 19:13

    I wonder if, he finally built a house for that woman whose shack he used for his publicity stunt in Diepsloot

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-13 19:26

    I used to like Sex..wale...but I think he could be A SLY FOX..and might well not be the one that would rid our country of corrupt.....THE MAN LIKES THE GOOD LIFE....and will make sure he maximizes his cash reserves at the tax payers expense.

      Jenny - 2012-05-13 19:44

      I also thought Tokyo was okay, until he showed his true colours by openly supporting Malema. In doing that, he demonstrated the fact that populism, corruption, lies, racism and spouting nonsense were okay in his opinion. We don't need another compromised gangster of a president. Next.

  • Fairness - 2012-05-13 19:44

    Bussines between friends and family promises for a bad taste in someones mouth. The same go's for politics and bussiness, someone loses big time every time and it won't be the leadership. Tread carefully, don't vote or support someone becuase there is no one else. This will get heated and I am affraid we (citizens) will be the ones on the receiving end. I hope that I will to apologise at some point for being wrong but history tells a long story..

  • Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-05-13 20:11

    Despite all this suspected misconduct within the ruling party n the chaos, The DA is no alternative. We will be hypocrites n liars if we were to deny the link between race n politics in ds co

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-05-13 20:16

      Country. U evn see it on ds forum a white person is accused of fraud the Whites defend him. A black person kills a farmer Blacks would say its not crime but a social outcry by Black on the injustices. N then u miraculously expect tht I as a Black man will vote the Madam??? As non racial as the ANC claims to be I don't expect u to vote for it. We haven't reached tht stage yet not tht ds is a positive fact, it's just our reality....

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-05-13 22:43

      We are caught between a rock

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-05-13 22:57

      and a hard place

      Dee - 2012-05-14 14:22

      If I 'stand in your shoes' - I really understand and feel for your dilemma. Until there is a party that does not carry 'Race' or 'Struggle' emotions - perhaps 'Spoilt Papers' an option? Or a compromise of ANC retaining national level majority, and DA/Other coalitions managing 'practicalities' at municipal level?

  • AD - 2012-05-13 20:27

    Part of the Zuma plan to neutralize the ANCYL vote. Sexwale and Mothlante will split the anti-Zuma votes.

  • presley.makhethakhetha - 2012-05-13 23:37

    malema expelled from the organisation but they stil tailing whatever malema' doing.what isnt that people afraid to challenge this old man zuma in press. If sexwale, galema gualify or anybody we suport any who brings changes than what the old man bringing. People should ease malema and his family enjoy the previllage of being in freedom sa. Anc are real empty chaterbox full of empty promises..

  • mc.nkoana - 2012-05-13 23:41

    I think Zuma has cost us dearly. But why Petrus Motlanthe one saying anything, the leadership of Limpopo, NW, GP, NC, WC, EC and FS need to support Motlanthe. Zuma failed to help the poor in SA but only focus on his home town. And this mentioned province need to work harder to have majority on membership.otherwise KZN will decide leadership for us. My vote ruther go to PAC not ANC if Zuma still president beyond Mangaung.

  • mc.nkoana - 2012-05-13 23:45

    I think Zuma has cost us dearly. But why Petrus Motlanthe one saying anything, the leadership of Limpopo, NW, GP, NC, WC, EC and FS need to support Motlanthe. Zuma failed to help the poor in SA but only focus on his home town. And this mentioned province need to work harder to have majority on membership.otherwise KZN will decide leadership for us. My vote ruther go to PAC not ANC if Zuma still president beyond Mangaung.

  • Cronje - 2012-05-14 01:10

    Go Graham!!! Totally with u on Cyril.He been rich for a looooong time. Then those others will be tendering for a fat "klap." is all. Trevor welcome any day. They won't though> 2 good 2 b true. Those guys are business men and the ANC doesn't want that. The want cronies.

  • Carry - 2012-05-14 06:08

    I THINK THIS WHOLE COUNTRY IS ALMOST AT THE "Anything But Zooma" STAGE. I KNOW THE anc HAS THE MASSES BEHIND THEM - BUT SURELY EVEN THEY CAN SEE HOW zooMA HAS RUINED THIS COUNTRY.

  • Chaapo - 2012-05-14 06:47

    Paying for power. It is never enough that they have unfairly accumulated millions now that money is being used to get into the top seat. It is no longer about vision for the country but who can pay the most to have votes skewed their way. At least now people know.

  • Roy - 2012-05-14 06:49

    Jessica lets hope and pray that if the "vier kleur" ever rises again we will never have the same problems as we had in the past and that we are having now. A party that only enriched themselves and to hell with the voters.

  • Zola - 2012-05-14 09:28

    I am sooooo sisck and tired of this crap...

  • Doug - 2012-05-14 10:26

    ??? The slander starts already ??? Why is giving money to a trust a bad thing ??? Surely you can give money to whomever you choose ??? wow the PR guys waste no time ...

  • eil33nn - 2012-05-14 10:50

    Quite frankly, I couldn't care less who is president. (Black, white, coloured, asian, indian) I want to believe that our country will vote for a president who won't lie, cheat and steal his/her way through life. Someone who will make sure that every mouth has food, running water and a roof over their heads. The majority of the poor are black people living in rural areas. I really hope that they get a leader that will provide for them.

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-14 11:44

    Sexwale wants to become President, so he thought he would start with getting Malema and the Youth league on his side. So writng a check is easily done and look where it got him. If this is how he want to become President we are substituting the devil we know for one we don't.

  • Phillip - 2012-05-14 12:36

    Ramaphosa,Trevour will not have our blessing to be elected as ANC President those people were instructed by Zuma to expell Malema,so they must just forget,let them keep on running their food stores,Macdonald

  • Susan - 2012-05-14 13:15

    Why did Sexwale accompany Malems to Switzerland for one day?

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-05-14 13:15

    at least with Tokyo at the helm there'd be no guessing who the real 1st lady is, with JZ we are losing count

  • roberta.keeling - 2012-05-14 13:22

    "The lobbyist said “rogue elements around” Sexwale were pushing him to stand, and they are “driven by ambition and greed for business dealings...[and] unfettered access to state resources”. Which, translated in simple English means :"The present lot have had their share of snouts in thr trough - now it's our turn!"

  • Abram - 2012-05-14 16:27

    People who believe city press are stupid

  • Trevor - 2012-05-20 17:09

    President Sexwale and Dupty President Malema, see South Africa BURN then...Tokyo is THE MAN who started "Government Tenders", how do you think a man who came out of Prison, went into government, became a MULTI MILLIONARE now a BILLIONARE through Government Tenders, then left for the Private Sector using his ANC connections to get more tenders/business then came BACK to Government to start his Presidential aspirations...Tokyo is so blatant that even a FOOL can see his plans...he is the rich version of Julius Malema, a very dangerous individual for SA, charming and well spoken...and he will succeed this time.

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