Roux Shabangu accused of fronting for whites – report

2013-10-16 09:57

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Join the conversation! 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. 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


How to open a beer bottle without an opener

Do the right thing and never be thirsty again…


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Traffic Alerts
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 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.