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FF Plus official suspended

2012-11-17 14:14

Johannesburg - Freedom Front Plus finance committee chairperson Hennie Taljaard was suspended before he could make a speech at the party's federal council, Beeld reported on Saturday.

During his financial report, Taljaard was reportedly set to reveal that the FF Plus federal executive, including party leader Pieter Mulder, failed to act on alleged financial mismanagement.

This was after Mulder's brother, Corne, and other Western Cape party leaders incorrectly deposited money from a large donation.

"I was suspended so I cannot bring to light what the party leadership swept under the rug," Taljaard told the newspaper.

In his speech he would have reported that several provincial leaders refused to let their province's bank statements and debit order-income be made public. This made details about party contributions by MPs difficult to track.

It was alleged that R15 000, which was part of a donation, was drawn from the bank by Corne and paid to Taljaard as commission.

Taljaard claimed he had never received the money.

The FF Plus's federal council, which comprised of representatives from all nine provinces, gathered for a meeting in Centurion on Saturday morning.

Comments
  • punungwe - 2012-11-17 14:17

    So what's the difference with the ANC?

      bongani.nzimande - 2012-11-17 14:53

      Black and white

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-17 15:34

      Anyone who puts their faith in a politician - any politician, must get his head read...

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-17 21:43

      Seems they are learning from the ANC!

  • majwarha.balakisi - 2012-11-17 14:31

    Hayibo but we are told that Whites aren't corrupt. Racism and corruption is a dangerous combination.

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-11-17 14:51

      Who ever told you whites aren't corrupt? As you can clearly see, whites are just as able, but it doesn't excuse the ANC now does it?

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-17 15:04

      @majwarha.balakisi - "Racism and corruption is a dangerous combination" Then you should stop your racism.

      emile.marais - 2012-11-17 15:19

      Believe me, whites are corrupt. And yes, racism and corruption is a dangerous combination, hence my distrust of today's ANC and their alliance partners.

      Blixum - 2012-11-18 20:16

      Whites invented corruption. The wheel, space rockets and the computor as well. Blacks perfected corrpution.

  • ingwani.sithole - 2012-11-17 14:33

    Haha so Pieter Mulder is a thief?Where are those who always criticize the Anc.

      ingwani.sithole - 2012-11-17 14:54

      Lol Bebethini?

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-17 19:42

      @ernest and Sganja. Hheyi wena, akusiyo i Drum lena. Hey you, go and read Drum (magazine)

      ernest.lwandle - 2012-11-17 21:40

      @andrez this was just a friendly to my old friend nothing serious sometimes we need to friends on this forum u cant believe that one day sganja call mbongolo and i was loughing the whole knight

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-17 21:51

      The difference is Mr Mulder has been suspended ( I hope not on full pay!!!!!!) - and it has been noted long before it reached the MILLIONS that the ANC leaders abscond with!

      vuyisan - 2012-11-18 21:58

      @Marilyn: did you even read this article or you are just talking?

  • werner.pretorius.12 - 2012-11-17 14:36

    Snaaks dat dit die eerste berrig is vd VF diue jaar wat News 24 dra! Wonder hoekom?

      ingwani.sithole - 2012-11-17 14:37

      Meneer kan jy Engels Praat?

      emile.marais - 2012-11-17 15:20

      Hoekom?

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-17 15:23

      Ja, dit is snaaks. Pieter Mulder besit aandele in Media24 (feit).

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-17 19:44

      @Sganja. Jy ook. Practice what you preach. See your and ernest's comments

  • SharonE - 2012-11-17 14:43

    They can't show up the ANC for financial mismanagement if their slate is not spotless. There is not much difference between R 15 000 and 240 million, corruption is corruption. Unfortunately the FF Plus, whether this is true or not, has just lost its punch.

  • karel.caslavsky - 2012-11-17 14:57

    Haha, I always knew the VF/FF were a group of idiots. Even though they are just as guilty of corruption as they blame the cANCer for, there is still a HUGE difference between R15000 and the multi millions the cANCer party have abused and corrupted. Unfortunately there is corruption in every race, creed and colour. In our case, it's just more with some than others. Very much like comparing crime to other countries, yes they have crime too, just not as much as we do.

      ingwani.sithole - 2012-11-17 15:15

      DA is next

  • phahla.matwa - 2012-11-17 14:59

    Y ant u commenting folks

      vuyisan - 2012-11-18 22:00

      we thought it was African culture, LMAO

  • godfried.kruger.9 - 2012-11-17 15:05

    FF+ is the Mulder family Spaza Shop. Connie also had his fingers in the till. Like father like son! Now we know why he has joined the ANC to become Deputy Minister. Must be to share in the riches of the country.

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 20:58

      Godfrey, please make sure of your facts. You obviously do not have the facts regarding the full scope of the so-called infoscandal which involved Dr Connie Mulder. Secondly, Dr Pieter Mulder did not join the ANC. Thirdly, there is no corruption - only a disgruntled official who made completely unsubstantiated allegations which were thoroughly investigated and found false on all counts.

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 21:26

      Godfrey, please make sure of your facts. You obviously do not have the facts regarding the full scope of the so-called infoscandal which involved Dr Connie Mulder. Secondly, Dr Pieter Mulder did not join the ANC. Thirdly, there is no corruption - only a disgruntled official who made completely unsubstantiated allegations which were thoroughly investigated and found false on all counts.

  • emile.marais - 2012-11-17 15:21

    Seems there is no difference between political parties after all... Oh yeah, besides race yada yada...

  • thabo.letlhoo - 2012-11-17 15:22

    Who's not corrupt in this country?

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 21:22

      No corruption. Unsubstantiated allegations which were investigated.

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 21:26

      No corruption. Unsubstantiated allegations which were investigated.

      vuyisan - 2012-11-18 22:01

      no one

  • mthuthuzeli.dyasi - 2012-11-17 15:22

    Hahahahahahaha tltltltltltltltltl krkrkrkrkrkrk!!!!!!!FF BLOODY AGENT!!!

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-17 15:29

    Another corrupt fool

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-17 15:48

    Please give Hennie a chance to explain himself because now you only trying to cover up for the wrong doing. This not the eighties now, we dwell out the truth not suspending the skelms.

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 21:20

      Sicelo, he did receive numerous chances. His allegations were officially investigated and the subject of numerous InvestIgatIve discussions over the past more than 5 months. No proof exists or was rendered. All counts were found false and unsubstantiated.

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-17 21:44

      Point understood Wouter

  • mfanafuthi.mhlungu - 2012-11-17 15:53

    Today they are not saying a word bcause its white party.

      ange.kritzinger - 2012-11-17 18:46

      Why should white people comment? Not many people care about this party anyway. The ANC is a black party for black people. The FF + is a white party for white people. The DA is the only multi-racial party in this country and I am very proud to support them. I prefer it if different cultures live together in harmony - not like the racist ANC or this FF+ bunch.

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 21:16

      Ange, you do not understand what the FF stands for. Nor do you understand South African politics. I also believe in a diverse society.

      ange.kritzinger - 2012-11-17 21:58

      Aaah, Wouter... I do not understand SA politics, you say??? Interesting assumption, but you insult my intelligence... a quick look on the FF Plus' website - All white men: Dr. Pieter Mulder, Abri Oosthuizen, Dr. Corné Mulder, Pieter Groenewald, Anton Alberts, Jaco Mulder, Werner Weber, Adv. Anton Alberts, Abrie Oosthuizen... No other races, no women.... Looking at the DA is a completely different picture. Here goes: Helen Zille, Lindiwe Mazibuko, Mmusi Maimane, Dr Wilmot James, Dion George, Natasha Michael, Anchen Dreyer, Dianne Kohler Barnard, Ivan Meyer... Black people, coloured people, white people, male and female. ANC... well, you know what they look like. In any organisation, the tone is set by the leadership. To each his/her own, but I prefer the DA for the reason I mentioned.

      ange.kritzinger - 2012-11-18 19:09

      PS, I do not believe in a diverse society. We ARE in a diverse society. Political parties should reflect that.

  • sjmodiba - 2012-11-17 16:34

    This story will impact on the credibility of the of the FF from now going forwards however it does not justy what the ANC is doing. \r\nYes, there is a huge difference between R15K and the over R200 Mil purloined by Zuma from the public purse.\r\nSome people here are derailing from core of the story with their comments, perhaps it is due to poor anylisis skills, I don't know.

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 21:12

      No grounds. Allegations by this official were thoroughly investigated and found false on all counts. Now this official has been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing. There is no truth in the allegations of corruption made by him.

  • lourens.v.d.watt - 2012-11-17 17:13

    If he's guilty they must throw the book at otherwise the can never moan about zuma again!

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 21:09

      The allegations by the disgruntled official were thoroughly investigated over the past 5 months. No proof. Only ludicrous statements and groundless allegations. ThIs official has now been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing.

      wouter.wessels.9 - 2012-11-17 21:26

      The allegations by the disgruntled official were thoroughly investigated over the past 5 months. No proof. Only ludicrous statements and groundless allegations. ThIs official has now been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-18 02:06

    Will he be the next minister of tourism?

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-11-18 15:52

    Good he gets caught out he gets suspended, simple. No passing the buck Like Angie, no saying "it wasnt me". The ANC can learn from this, but hay now we can blame 18 years of corruption.

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