Mabe acquitted on corruption, fraud charges

2014-12-11 17:42
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Johannesburg - ANC Youth League presidential candidate Pule Mabe's name had become synonymous with corruption, he said on Thursday after he was cleared of charges of fraud and corruption.

"On Google my name has become synonymous with corruption. This is the heavy burden that we sometimes have to live with," he said at a press briefing in Milpark, Johannesburg.

Mabe said he had been subject to a media onslaught. As an ANC NEC member "it meant I was to be tried in court and the court of public opinion".

He said everyone who had wanted to portray a corrupt leadership had used him as an example.

In September, assets of R2.2m were seized from Mabe and two others accused of defrauding the SA Social Security Agency.

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