MK vets probed over funds - report

2012-06-15 11:49

Johannesburg - Top Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) officials turned investment holdings into their own personal piggy bank, according to a report on Friday.

A forensic report alleged that the funds were used to pay for jewellery, spa treatments and school drama lessons, with large sums withdrawn before Christmas, the Mail&Guardian reported.

The draft investigation report by SizweNtsalubaGobodo named MKMVA treasurer Dumisani Khoza, former chairperson Deacon Mathe, current treasurer Johannes "Sparks" Motseki and current chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe as those allegedly responsible.

They allegedly took R5.4m, almost half of the money coming into two accounts that the auditors scrutinised.

A group of former soldiers from exile known as the "commissariat" have laid criminal charges against Khoza, Mathe, Maphatsoe and Motseki.

They also laid charges against deputy public service minister and MKMVA secretary Ayanda Dlodlo, who received a R40 000 payout from the association in December 2008.

In response to the allegations Maphatsoe said they had taken a "group decision" not to answer questions about the forensic report or the court action.

"Ask them [the commissariat] how many meetings we had with them to resolve the matter," he was quoted as saying.

"Disciplined cadres do not go to the courts and to the media."

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and the speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu were respondents in an urgent court application to freeze all investment accounts and trusts held by MKMVA.

  • Andre - 2012-06-15 11:57

    Even their soldiers are ANC!!! Keep voting ANC and keep marching for a better life, it aint gonna happen.

      Charles-Bronson - 2012-06-15 12:04

      This is a free country, we are free to take what is not ours! Viva Corruption Vivia!!!

      Bryan - 2012-06-15 12:23

      ANC cadres feel they have a moral right to have their hands in the cookie jar.....It starts at the top and the sh*t always filters down!!

      Rob - 2012-06-15 12:24

      " Disciplined cadres do not go to the courts and to the media." Lol..........Gotcha !

      max.reynecke - 2012-06-15 12:28

      Once a criminal allways a criminal....mice gaurding a cheesfactory.

      Johnny - 2012-06-15 13:01

      The "Spear of the nation" gone crooked !!

      Peter - 2012-06-15 13:06

      ...... Protection of State Information Bill is SUCH a good idea hey? Now we know hy some more.

      Sean - 2012-06-15 13:25

      It`s a African Disease !!!

      spartanx93 - 2012-06-15 13:38

      corruption appears to be a genetic trait for africa!

      eduardo.degouveia.7 - 2012-06-15 13:52

      we is marching to pretoria

      Gary - 2012-06-15 15:36

      Maphatsoe said they had taken a "group decision" not to answer questions about the forensic report or the court action. The typical reaction other than DENY DENY DENY.....!!

  • altusvanzyl - 2012-06-15 11:59

    Freedom fighter criminals.. Told you so....

  • Johnny - 2012-06-15 12:01

    Whats NOT corrupt ????

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-15 12:01

    anc corruption, I can't believe!!!

      altusvanzyl - 2012-06-15 12:03

      Well you better start believing mr farmer

  • philschalkwyk - 2012-06-15 12:02

    Affirmative shopping again!

      Rob - 2012-06-15 12:29

      The REVELOOTING continues !

  • mandilakhe.nompehle - 2012-06-15 12:02

    Corruption is South African national anthem... I wonder what Malema has to say after these findings..

  • donald - 2012-06-15 12:04

    it is easy to assume the following, no matter which anc member from whatever department from now until forever will be stealing from each other and the rest of the tax payers in this country. viva anc ya right

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-06-15 12:05

    Did anybody expect any different - not surprized at all.

  • John - 2012-06-15 12:06

    Is there any part of the anc that does not steal? The anc cannot govern, they cannot provide services to the people, the poor, anyone. They cannot educate our youth, cannot provide healthcare, cannot make this country great; but yes, they can help their friends, families, cronies, with money. Steal and steal more. Drive nice cars, live in nice houses while our poor people just stay the same. You are stealing from your own people!!!! If you don't see this happening it's because your head is in your a$$. I heard a good one today - association of national criminals (anc).

  • Phelamanga - 2012-06-15 12:11

    It's time to investigate exactly what these cadres were actually doing while in exile supposedly fighting against apartheid. This chapter of ANC history has conveniently been expunged to ensure that the ANC maintains its squeaky clean image as a saintly liberation movement. But, if these so-called freedom fighters can commit such a crime on home soil, what were they doing in their host countries? They have merely imported the skills they learnt there to the country. What they tend to forget is that disciplined cadres do not steal either. This is information that everybody needs to know so it's the right thing to go to the courts and media to expose the wrong doings of these corrupt people, especially if the money comes from the tax payers.We have a right to know how our money is being spent. As part of the ruling elite, their money is public money that needs to be accounted for.

      Henk - 2012-06-15 12:28

      They did no fight in the struggle to be poor! What don't you understand?

      Rob - 2012-06-15 12:44

      They barely fought @ all. Avoided the " Boer's " @ all costs.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-15 12:51

      TrueBlue, Just your usual, rape, steal and drunken brawls, that's what they did.

      Bomb - 2012-06-15 13:14

      Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha,.....throwing three bricks and pushing women and kids to the front,..hahahahaha, if that makes you a freedom fighter,.then...HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH

  • warwick.railton - 2012-06-15 12:29

    These cowards hid behind woman & children, they did not fight, they were less than useless..............I would hang my head in shame to be associated with these clowns. The bottom line is that they killed many many more of thier own in their Quatro camps than the hated'BOERS'........they we glorified SS camp guards - cowards.

      Rob - 2012-06-15 12:46

      True warwick. With + - 40 million to call on, they could barely raise an " army. " Pathetic, useless bunch. More respect for SWAPO.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-15 12:54

      Warwick, spot on, bunch of jerks that's all they were. Every time I see them parading in their uniforms, I laugh myself silly.

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-15 12:46

    No wonder they couldn't liberate the tin of baked beans. Just another bunch of thieves amongst the other bunches of thieves.

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  • francois.delange - 2012-06-15 13:21

    They have now Speared in to the money coffers! Viva for money! Viva!

  • Ringeta - 2012-06-15 13:39

    It is Mangaung bringing this trouble.

  • lynn.syme.1 - 2012-06-15 13:40

    LMAO - is there anything left? It doesnt matter who you put in the hot seat, they will pillage the coffers. So they get fired...and the new lot loot further. Dear Heavens...and they talk about discipline??!!?? They steal from their own!

  • Ringeta - 2012-06-15 13:40

    The comiisariat only want to know how much money is there,. It is not about corruption. They should wait to be elected first.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-06-15 13:45

    Soldiers of fortune

  • Vic - 2012-06-15 13:48

    Aloooter!!! Continuer!!! The Stranglers continue Zuming tax payers money.

  • don.richards.1044 - 2012-06-15 14:09

    Are we surprised?????.....No not at all.......

  • Rob - 2012-06-15 14:13


  • don.richards.1044 - 2012-06-15 14:27

    Ok guys, I know its a bit late but for all you MK guys Aluta Continua means "The Struggle Continues" ...NOT, The Looting Continues....ok, got it? STRUGGLE....not LOOTING.....shap

  • Greg - 2012-06-15 15:35

    These guys were not soldiers just a bunch of dickheads who hid in Angola,Zambia and London pretending to be big brave men attacking the Boers.What a joke,they never controlled one meter of SA soil but now want the taxpayer to support their useless arses.What a bunch of venal liars , thieves and cowards.

  • Phelamanga - 2012-06-15 22:19

    Nary a word from the ANC trolls. The truth hurts!

  • thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-06-16 11:32

    Hahahahahahahahah MR IVY MAPHATSOE just pray for your god Zuma, he will make it disappear just ask Shabier simple prayer Comrade chief God and Woala!!

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