Mabaso ex-accomplice tells of false invoices

2013-02-05 21:46

Pietermaritzburg - Fraud accused Jabulani Mabaso's former accomplice testified in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.

Witness Gillian Broughton told the court she "should have done something about submitting false invoices", but had not.

Broughton said the contents of the false invoices were given to her by Mabaso, who demanded that they be submitted to the KwaZulu-Natal department of education.

Under cross-examination, she said Mabaso did not actually tell her to submit false invoices, but instructed her to follow the same procedure as she had previously done, and gave her the contents of the false invoices.

She said that Mabaso had known what she was doing.

Mabaso, who is out on bail of R1m, and his co-accused Indiza Infrastructure Solutions have pleaded not guilty to 19 charges involving hundreds of millions of rand.

Mabaso faces five counts of fraud, seven of forgery, and seven of uttering and corruption.

The indictment alleges that the department of education awarded Mabaso a tender to act as the sole service provider and to manage the procurement of stationery for the learner-teacher support programme.

The indictment alleges that the accused defrauded the department of over R197m by submitting false invoices.

The case is set to continue for a long time as hundreds of documents are to be submitted as evidence.

  • lownabester - 2013-02-05 21:56

    Where do they get this kind of money from??? Its absurd

  • bob.small.7547 - 2013-02-05 22:35

    Thugs by nature....just can't help themselves...! I have come to realise that they obviously cannot, or do not understand consequence…!

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-02-05 23:49

    Here we GO again...

  • ntsikelelo.macozoma - 2013-02-06 05:08

    I hope justice will take its course without any favours and if this guy(mabaso) is found guilty he mst return the states money wit interest!

  • Klaus - 2013-02-06 05:30

    As in China - Crime: Economic Sabotage, Court case, Conviction, Bullet in Brain, all within 48 hours & bill sent to Relations / Parents

  • fairness.iseverything - 2013-02-06 06:07

    When its voting time you can't find a politician without a microphone, they have a crowd of dancing supporters behind them, going wild! However once elections are done, you can't find a politician without a shovel scooping wealth out of the mouths of Africa's own children into their own pockets. Only this time the crowd is going wild on their own, no politician...? Yet voting time comes again and the same thing will happen again. Cry the beloved country, its people are its own worst enemy

  • talana.malherbe - 2013-02-06 06:11

    R197m??? And nobody at the Education department thought to question these amounts???

      arthur.salvado - 2013-02-06 07:30

      You must admit talana, these guys have style. No stealing a few million . Big families hence a mind boggling 197m. Beyond acceptance level ? NAH. We complain and give them more money.

      aubrey.christie - 2013-02-06 12:47


  • arthur.salvado - 2013-02-06 07:25

    Must start giving points to these guys. Let's see. In excess of 100m must get 7points for the amount. Deduct 2 points for lack of creativity. False invoice are easily traceable and old method. You get 3 points for being blatant and stupid(being stupid is an essential quality). So that leaves you my stupid fraudster with 8 points. (note that fraudster are allowed to exceed the maximum of 10) since the ANC is all about exceeding their limit)

  • napolita.kio - 2013-02-06 08:51

    Oh, how I so much love News24!!! So, when did Ms. Broughton become "former accomplice"? After she was caught? If it was after she was caught then, why is Mr. Mabaso not called "former fraudster" since he has been caught?

  • lionel.hartman.1 - 2013-02-06 09:13

    I have heard rumours that some of the money earned through these dubious deals is ending up in the coffers of the (chancellor) house. Could someone please investigate and come up with a clear answer?

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