Mpisanes give R5.6m in cash for cars

2013-08-02 10:33

Durban - Fraud accused businesswoman Shauwn Mpisane and her husband S’bu handed over more than R5.6m in cash in return for six the cars seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit, The Mercury reported on Friday.
Cars to the value of R22m were seized from the Mpisanes, the National Prosecuting Authority said in a statement in February.

The cars included a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Maserati, a Ferrari Scaglietti, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo and a Panamera Turbo, two armoured BMW 5 series and two Hummers.

Now two of their Porsches, the Maserati, the Ferrari, a BMW and a Dodge Ram are back in the couple’s showroom-styled garage at their La Lucia home.
Late on Thursday, they contacted the court-appointed curator Trevor White, saying they wanted their cars back.

“I told them they could have them back if they gave me the value of the cars, about R15m in cash,” White said. “They transferred R5.63m and I authorised them to take six vehicles.”

White said the deal made sense. “It was a straight exchange. I have cash in the bank and no assets at risk.”

The head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit in KZN, Knorx Molelle, said while White had the final say, he had sanctioned the deal.
“This way there are no storage fees, no insurance costs and no issue around depreciation. We wanted to preserve the assets pending a possible forfeiture. Cash is better than cars and this is a more economic arrangement,” he said.

Attempts to contact the Mpisanes on Thursday night were unsuccessful, The Mercury said.

  • Dave Elmore - 2013-08-02 10:43

    So where in the hell do they get R5.6m in cash? And isnt any cash transaction over R150k subject to Fica rules?

      NickvanGraan - 2013-08-02 11:05

      I love it! Dodgy money being used to buy back cars from the Asset Forfeiture Unit!

      Eterni80 - 2013-08-02 11:40

      one day this bell will toll for the royal showerhead.

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-08-02 11:57

      @Nick....should the therefore investigate AFU for money

      Violet Bossut - 2013-08-02 12:29

      In this Country it is do as I say, Not do as I do.

      CALAMITYSA - 2013-08-02 14:11

      Vat refund claimed from SARS!

      kalabafazi - 2013-08-02 14:40

      One has to wonder if the R5.6 Million was declared income. Maybe SARS will want to have a closer look at the origins of this cash.

  • Isaiah Baloyi - 2013-08-02 10:44

    No comment.I really dont know what to say!

      Wayne Hardaker - 2013-08-02 10:45

      Then why say anything at all?

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-08-02 10:45

    Why may I ask were the bank accounts of Mpisane's not frozen. Is'nt this what normally happens in cases like this. All assets are frozen even bank accounts. Something smells like rotting fish here.

      Nyaganyaga Ndawonda - 2013-08-02 12:02

      The money was,nt in da bank, he collected it in a day. Bribes.

  • PF - 2013-08-02 10:45

    They have that amount of cash to release a part of their booty ? Why not keep the cars until fraud case is resolved ? Why did they not freeze bank account as well ? A matter of money talks ?

      Patricia Dewet - 2013-08-02 12:39

      That is not the type of money that comes from a bank account, more likely from under the bed.

      Go Ape - 2013-08-02 12:45

      Don't be surprised if next we hear the police have sold a drug dealer's tik back to him after he did a bank transfer.... "Cash is better than cars (drugs) and this is a more economic arrangement" - using Molelle's logic... Only in Africa!!

  • Xolani Welcome Jele - 2013-08-02 10:46

    damn this family is loaded...

  • Hymie Marnewick - 2013-08-02 10:48

    Why SA is a disaster..... Corruption corruption

  • Firstseed Mbeva - 2013-08-02 10:54

    Did they really need all these cars on the first place?

      Darryl Maze - 2013-08-02 11:45

      Well when you get to millions of rands you have stolen and have contacts in the ANC you gotta show off you high life of living.

      Leroy Reynolds - 2013-08-02 15:10

      biggest waste of human resources IMO, imagine what we as a species could have achieved if we invested a fraction of the amount spent on research,purchases and maintenance of vehicles. All they do is get us from point A to point B faster, and cause hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world each year. Its all about the image a car provides...he has money! how shallow we are...sad actually!

  • Rendani Nevhulaudzi - 2013-08-02 10:56

    While many people of color suffer, this is how these BEE people thank us. How many jobs can this lady create with all that money - The fact is at time people are color are greedy and selfish.

  • Ronewa Marageni - 2013-08-02 11:04

    they are not guility until they are proven guility, so lets stop judge them.

      Jacques Shreky Stander - 2013-08-02 11:33

      Yeah right !! You either very dumb or incredibly naive - which one is it ?

      Robbie Crouch - 2013-08-02 12:20

      Both... ;-)

      Liana Loots - 2013-08-02 12:23

      lol ronewa, are you for real??????????

      CALAMITYSA - 2013-08-02 14:16

      They'll be proven guilty. Then they will deny and appeal - then they will deny and try the constitutional court. It will cost the taxpayers another R3 million legal costs. And all that is stead of just admitting! Like no1 - like all. Corruption is a culture!

  • Maropola Nkitsing - 2013-08-02 11:11

    u miss a point. Whites are more rich than the Mpisane's. But blind people cant see.

      Morwa Motho Selebi - 2013-08-02 11:27

      Blind people like u

      Adiel De Villiers - 2013-08-02 11:27

      Really, name one? this is a myth, stupid uneducated people believe. Santa, the easter bunny, and rich white people. like in seriously.

      Mpho Leopeng - 2013-08-02 11:35

      At least they don't use their relatives and friends in parliament to make these big deals.

      Darryl Maze - 2013-08-02 11:48

      The only reason why whites are rich is because we work or @$$e$ off by starting from the bottom and working our way up. U Maropola on the other hand just want everything given to you on a silver plate. Just give us houses, just give us electricity, just give us water, just give give is all that comes out your mouths. U are not willing to work for it.

      Liana Loots - 2013-08-02 12:30

      Tim, it will be ever better if they stop STEALING this country's wealth

      Gerrit Smit - 2013-08-02 14:46

      Funny, Because you out number us 10 to 1. And you run this country, and there is a law that's trying to put the whites on the street, which says a lot taking your comment into consideration. And if you come to Cape Town 80% of people driving cars that are R400k + are either black or Colored. But you are right on one thing, blind people can't see, like yourself. But I guess if the ANC gives out free t-shirts on election day then one should vote for them right? LOL

  • Tertia Jacobs Henin - 2013-08-02 11:13

    And they fall under the poor victims of apartheid - previously disadvantaged..... I wonder what so much cash looks like - but then again, this is not "honest" money - more than likely blood money.

      Mpho Leopeng - 2013-08-02 11:38

      Well tertia it's not blood money, it's from the tax payer's wallet.

  • Sakhele Mawisa - 2013-08-02 11:16

    wow if thats the case then, Juju was treated unfairly,i guess he must organise 3Mil and then be given back his assets

  • Denton Estment - 2013-08-02 11:17

    Amazing what Ethekwini pay to ex staff in ????contracts? Why cant I get a job as a metro policeman so I can make the right contacts??!

  • Eugene StopRepossessions - 2013-08-02 11:19

    Every cent this family earns is from corrupt dealings with the ANC government. Now they pay their penalties with just more corrupted funds. But then again they are just following the example set by Zuma. Can a country be so illiterate to keep these fat pigs in power while they starve?

  • Vusi Mthwana - 2013-08-02 11:22

    Ahhh well what can we say..........keeping up with the Mpisane's!!

  • Jacques Shreky Stander - 2013-08-02 11:23

    My tax money buying back ill-gotten cars ???!!!!

  • Mpho Leopeng - 2013-08-02 11:30

    Is n't this cash suppose to be forfeited as well.

  • eric_t - 2013-08-02 11:37

    Dont get why this is such a big deal. They are delivering a service and getting paid for it. Stop hating guys. I'm in the private sector & its much worse there...except beneficiaries are white. Take construction cartel for example...Dnt hear white people asking for those directors assets and sandton mansions to be frozen

      Jacques Shreky Stander - 2013-08-02 11:50

      You clearly have no concept of whats happening here !! Rather keep quite

      Liana Loots - 2013-08-02 12:40


  • Tshezi Mkhabela - 2013-08-02 11:44

    Some people earn too much they even buy the law,poorest will only win by thr grace of our lord the saviour.

  • Dermsa Masedi - 2013-08-02 11:48

    moola ryt there

  • Alicia Riddles - 2013-08-02 11:49

    How in the world did these people get so RICH OVERNIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Petro Jahnel - 2013-08-02 11:54

      Crimes pays - obviously!! Sickening isn't it??

  • Christina Setloboko - 2013-08-02 12:02

    talk about living large, so many cars... shoo looks like show off eff.

  • Nyaganyaga Ndawonda - 2013-08-02 12:03

    The money was,nt in da bank, he collected it in a day. Bribes.

  • Patricia Dewet - 2013-08-02 12:03

    Cash again, nobody walks around with that amount of cash, and people who do that money is not hard worked money. Paying cash is a way to keep SARS from tracing it. That is why we fica to stop money laundering. Catch them again.

  • Emmanuel - 2013-08-02 12:10

    Phantom,ghost,porshe ,bima name it.

  • Robbie Crouch - 2013-08-02 12:18

    Their cash should have been forfeit as well!! Someone at asset seizure did a half baked job here!

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-08-02 12:48

    BEE is sure profitable for the happy few.

  • Joe Black - 2013-08-02 12:53

    Holy crap... Looking at the list of cars I am dumbfounded. Stunned. Just the two Rolls Royce's come in at well over R7mil. I don't think they will be punished too serverely for this either. You cannot amass this much dirty money right in the open without the knowledge and approval of authorities. It's impossible.

  • Desmond Webster - 2013-08-02 12:57

    Was this money taxed . What about the percentage that Bank charge for cash deposit.Hot drug money perhaps????.

  • Phumi Shange - 2013-08-02 13:08

    I don't think many people are innocent neither are they perfect, so much used to happen during apartheid, those who were rich couldn't be questioned because of their colour. Though we are free to comment here, let us not make this a colour issue, let's not use words like thugs, BEE no-brainers, ect etc. If Durban North hates them, they are probable jealous especially as they are the colour they are (blacks). There are filthy rich people in SA (most whites), they own mines, and no one will ask them how they ended with those mines, so in a way, no one is perfect here, people just acquire wealth in different ways, maybe for these ones it was through BEE and I don't care really coz in the past we used to have WEE in SA, it just that it wasn't called White Empowerment then, they used another word. So you know, let them be, if they are guilty let them have no sleep at night, at least you will be peacefully sleeping in your two bedroomed house like me :) ...and if they die they will leave their wealth here anyway, it' not like they will take it with them, so this is all vanity upon vanity and why should we worry about these people.

      Joe Black - 2013-08-02 14:07

      Yeah sure... You were considered rich when you owned an old school merc 230, a house with more than 3 rooms, a swimming pool and a built in braai as far as I remember.

  • Ross Urquhart - 2013-08-02 13:16

    Where does the cash come from ............ ???

  • Gloria Mathebula - 2013-08-02 13:21

    To all the black people on this forum please let us not be naive and stupid. White get tenders and they also get business from each other and family members and they call it hardwork and supporting each other. The reason our economy is so skewed is because of corruption they did at that time. When you are black and rich they will always say you are corrupt. I mean these people got business from government and they went for it. No white person talks about what just happened in the construction industry because it is white. I say my brothers and sisters lets not get brainwashed, we deserve money and we deserve to be rich. This is our country and we deserve to live and be respected. Money doesnt only belong to the white race it belongs to all of us.

      Gloria Mathebula - 2013-08-02 14:48

      Yes Tienie Mac like most white people who think they deserve work and they deserve to be richer than black people because they are white. Get of your high horse you are a product of apartheid, your grandparent made sure they kill, steal and segregate so that you could have your white life. So don't tell us about corruption

  • Peppy Maharaj - 2013-08-02 13:55

    Mind you all people, the Mpisanes and other cadres and cronies are not yet over looting the Ethekwini coffers !!! TheY probably have the tender to develop the rapid transport system proposed by the municipality signed , sealed and dusted !! The electrical tender - Edison POWER!!!!nO wonder Daytona Motors selling super luxury cars has opened in Umhlanga!!!!

  • Neo Shilo G Mashilo - 2013-08-02 13:59

    Mara vele where does da money comes from.....??

  • renelw1 - 2013-08-02 14:07

    Yip I have 5mill under my matress....

  • Joe Black - 2013-08-02 14:29

    The people commenting here must get things straight. They are not charged with corruption. They are charged with tax evasion. Although that very fact invalidates the legitimacy of the income they received. The point is still tax evasion. We can only hope the courts treat them fairly.

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