ANC is my 'second home', and its members 'my family' - ANC man nabbed for cash heist

2018-07-19 08:05

A series of Facebook posts may shed light on the life of a little-known ANC employee who was arrested this month for his alleged involvement in a cash-in-transit heist in Soweto.

A picture from Errol Velile Present's Facebook appears to show colleagues and a view believed to be of buildings outside ANC headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg. (Supplied)

A LinkedIn page believed to belong to Present indicated he was a "marketing director" for the ANC. But media reports revealed he was part of a national audit committee tasked with digging into party membership irregularities nearly a decade ago.

The committee, which comprised Present, Mandla Dlamini and Mandla Twala, recommended that the ANC Western Cape provincial executive committee be dissolved due to corruption and fraud it uncovered.

Booked

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Nkwinti had allegedly introduced Present to a deputy director general in the department, Vusi Mahlangu, at a land summit. Eight months later, the deal was sealed – along with a R30m bankroll for salaries and infrastructure development for the farm.

Errol Velile Present in a Facebook picture celebrating his birthday in January 2015. (Supplied)

Mahlangu was hired by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as chief executive in her office – sparking outrage.

Gang affair

Photographs from the scene show blood on the rear seat of the hijacked Ford Ranger - believed to be from one of the suspects. (Supplied)

Present led police to the home of Itumeleng Manama in Honeydew who was arrested and in turn, led police to their alleged ringleader Zakhele Zondi in Diepkloof.

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