Northern Cape leaders' assets frozen

2012-12-03 12:13

Bloemfontein - A Northern Cape court has issued an order freezing assets belonging to provincial political leaders and a businessman, it was reported on Monday.

The 147 assets from 32 respondents in the Trifecta fraud investigation consisted of buildings, property, farms and vehicles, the Volksblad reported.

They included assets belonging to Northern Cape ANC leader and finance MEC John Block, social services MEC Alvin Botes and Northern Cape ANC treasurer and MP Yolanda Botha.

Others belonged to Trifecta director, businessman Christo Scholtz, the Trifecta group and the //Khara Hais municipality in Upington.

The National Prosecuting Authority applied for the order, which was granted on Friday.

According to the newspaper, the respondents had until March 22 to give reasons why the order should not be made permanent.

Most of the respondents were business trusts. Some were trustees.

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-12-03 12:28

    I thought Block was in jail?

      arthur.tarr.3 - 2012-12-03 12:36

      All Rides comes to an end. LOL!!!! MArk my words Zuma!

      allan.keyzer - 2012-12-03 12:38

      No he is part of the nomination process of the ANC to try to retain his position in the new structure to continue his corrupt activities.

      jack.milano.104 - 2012-12-03 13:03

      He should be. Anybody else notice his red eyes? Some serious aaptwak burning going on there in the Northern Cape.

      fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-12-03 13:05

      No, he is not, but he is a Malema supporter, on his way to jail.Wonder about his large farm, he is supposed to be an upcoming farmer.

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-12-03 13:22

      is it me or am I the ONLY one that looks at these so-called "leaders" and they ALL look like they come from a criminal line-up??? From Cele (that looks like a gangster), to malema, zuma, and john black (who seems to dress up like a cat-burglar! Can't they even ATTEMPT to try to minimize the criminal look they all have in common?

  • annalene.nel - 2012-12-03 12:41


      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-12-03 13:23

      you MIGHT be surprised that the percentage they talk of is actually ONLY part of the actual percentage that actually IS voting or have REGISTERED to vote (NOT the entire nation)..! PLUS you would be surprised how MANY of these 60% of the actively voting people are actually fictional characters - ghost voters..!

      robyne.peel.9 - 2012-12-03 13:55

      60% of the country that probably dont even pay tax

  • kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-03 12:49

    Where are the Zuma tapes? Do they think we forgot?

  • danie.antwerpen - 2012-12-03 12:52

    Steeling from the people...

      Sibusiso - 2012-12-03 13:50

      'Steeling from the poor'...I guess the English language continues to evolve.

      thabo.shaku - 2012-12-03 20:54

      Thats very cute Sbu!

  • peter.j.cock - 2012-12-03 13:06

    What else will be found if they dig deeper / Makes you think when you have a Block as Finance minister and a Block as treasurer... does it not ?

  • thomas.g.loeser - 2012-12-03 13:09

    What a lovely story.... It certainly is reassuring to know, that politically, we're in good hands1

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-12-03 13:14

    When does this skuldudgery stop with the anc. People of South Africa, to save our country, vote in a strong enough opposition,to keep the checks and balances in place.For the next election, THINK, even though your hearts lie with a certain party, use your heads and balance the seats in parliament to save our country and make it a beter place for our children, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-12-03 13:16

    what do you call a thousand cANCer members in jail ? a good start.

  • kwbateman - 2012-12-03 13:24

    I cannot imagine many others countries in the world where people like this would still have the high ranking jobs they do! In fact in some countries they would be executed......remember China and the old lady who laced the milk powder?

  • lunga.biyela.5 - 2012-12-03 14:09

    Ice block...

  • thabo.shaku - 2012-12-03 20:57

    When did the Asset Forfeiture Unit change to be Asset Freezing Dept?

  • mart.botha - 2012-12-04 07:56

    Justice must 'lube up' a bit....she moves far too slowly to be really effective !!

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