Minister Fikile Mbalula wife Nozuko and Hlaudi sued in R1bn housing fraud

Minister Fikile Mbalula wife Nozuko and Hlaudi sued in R1bn housing fraud

Fikile Mbalula wife Nozuko Nozuko fraud housing freestate

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula wife Nozuko - fraud housing - Freestate

Hlaudi Motsoeneng
Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Minister Mosebenzi Zwane MEC for human settlements

Minister Mosebenzi Zwane MEC for human settlements - Now Mineral Resources Minister

SABC strongman Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula's wife Nozuko - as trustees of two trusts - allegedly received millions from a "fraudulent" R1-billion spending spree by the Free State government meant for houses for the poor - which were never built.
At the centre of it all was Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, who, while he was MEC for human settlements, sanctioned the payments of hundreds of millions of rands to companies that had not done any work for the government.

Now new MEC Sisi Ntombela's department is suing the 106 contractors, including Motsoeneng and Nozuko Mbalula in their capacities as trustees, and materials suppliers that received upfront payments to build more than 14,000 RDP houses - many of which were never delivered. The department wants to recover more than R600-million.

Details of how the department spent almost R1-billion in five months are in a damning affidavit by department head Nthimotse Mokhesi filed in the High Court in Bloemfontein last month.

Court papers revealed that Motsoeneng and Mbalula, as trustees of the Imbuma Trust and MM Development Trust, received millions of rands between 2010 and 2011 to build 350 low-cost houses in Virginia, Free State, and 100 in Bloemfontein. An internal progress report showed not a single house was built. Read more

Keywords - Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, wife, Nozuko Nozuko, fraud, housing, Freestate, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, South Africa Deprtment of human settlements, Mpho Mokoena, Corobrik, Mosebenzi Zwane, mineral resources minister

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