A profit shifting scheme and other dodgy deals orchestrated by the “world’s richest Croatian” have allegedly been used to siphon hundreds of millions of dollars offshore out of Samancor Chrome. Now the Johannesburg high court is being asked to pry open the privately-owned mining company’s books as a first step towards a massive damages claim from its workers.
Here’s why we think a Tshwane tenderpreneur’s R15m paid to EFF-linked companies was corrupt.
We present the clearest evidence yet that EFF leaders are taking kickbacks for contracts in cities where the party emerged as kingmaker after the 2016 municipal elections.
… but just who rescued the EFF leader’s brother remains unclear.
A tractor the EFF “donated” to supporters in Limpopo; the implausibility of an earlier alibi for payments to Julius Malema-linked Mahuna Investments; and a newly-revealed payment to another Malema company – the evidence is stacking up that the party and its leader took kickbacks from a massive City of Johannesburg contract.
The constitution sets the bar, but can our spies and our state rise to the challenge?
The dramatic arrest last month of a woman accused of demanding a R300 000 bribe to stop harassing the deputy finance minister has a back story: an evidently traumatic abortion, and his offer to pay her the money for psychological treatment.
The EFF leader’s brother has had an astonishing reversal of fortunes. Early this year he could afford no more than R5 000 per month to pay his enormous VBS debt. Last month he suddenly had R1-million and this week he had another R2-million to throw at the problem. Where he got it, no one knows.
The EFF’s ban of amaB and DM threatens not only the media, but democracy.