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Malema's foe faces fraud charges

By Alex Matlala | Mar 20, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 31 ]

CHARGES of fraud and corruption have been laid against an opponent of expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

The ANCYL in Limpopo yesterday opened charges against chairman of the Limpopo Geographical Names Committee Boy Mamabolo, who they accuse of being implicated in a financial scandal involving nearly R1-million.

"We cannot wait for manna from heaven to fight corruption in our province and Mamabolo's case is no exception," said ANCYL provincial secretary Jacob Lebogo yesterday.

"We are going to open cases of fraud and corruption against Mamabolo with law enforcement agencies such as the Hawks, the Public Protector and the police."

Mamabolo has been behind moves to oust Lebogo from his position when the league holds its provincial elective conference next month.

Mamabolo's faction supports the election of former Peter Mokaba regional secretary Eddy Maleka to replace Lebogo.

He has also been accused of being the mastermind behind marches in Seshego where Malema's grandmother was attacked. This was after his (Malema's) detractors sang anti-Malema slogans outside his grandmother's house in Seshego Zone 1.

A sizeable number of Malema's lieutenants were attacked by a group allegedly led by Mamabolo since his suspension late last year.

According to documents seen by Sowetan, Mamabolo could not account for organisational money in the region of R800,000.

The document claims Mamabolo was inaugurated as the organisation's chairman in the province by February 2010. In June 11 2010, money to the tune of R400,000 was transferred by the department of sport, arts and culture to a bank account of the organisation.

"The department further transferred another sum of R400,000 into the organisation's bank account in September 30 the following year. Exactly 26 days later, the committee was again broke and left with only R25,000," according to documents.

"Ironically on November 11 2011, Mamabolo allegedly briefed the board that he wanted to resign," claimed the documents.

Sport, arts and culture departmental spokeswoman Adele van der Linde said her department was aware of the allegations.

Mamabolo branded the allegations as untrue and that they were aimed at destroying his political career.

"We have completed our investigations and we have forwarded the matter to the relevant authorities to deal with the matter," she said.


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Mamabolo, now is back at ya. Remember President Malema is not corrupt, is just that the Hawks, public protector and sars are still looking for ''wrong doing'' which is ordered by ANC leaders who think they might not be elected. So nothing wrong, is just they are forced to find something wrong.

So mamabolo, please sir, just go to jail. 20 people that you ordered to go to President's house is nothing compared to a packed hall we saw during weekend's address by the one and the only president of South Africa.

Thuli mandosela found no wrong doing in Malema in 2010, i wonder will she be doing differntly this year.

Mar 20, 2012 6:58 | 0 replies

SKIZOBANTWANA - Your mind has been thoroughly colonised by the ANC :P

Mar 20, 2012 10:6 | 0 replies

I hope SA has not been reduced to taking either Shower or Juju's side on leadership, because that would be a travesty and the end of common sense as we know it. Furthermore whats happening in Limpopo at the moment is nothing short of whats been happening in reiger park.

Mar 20, 2012 10:13 | 0 replies

For this foolish fake comrades of Seshego zone one to campaigh on our national radios for the position of who best can be a good secretary og Limpopo ANCYL is totally disgusting. Are the other regions a voting cattles of this thieves? Who is Lebogo to accuse somebody, oh! it said you set the thief to catch other thieves. This fools, Lebogo, Mamabolo, Buthane and their masters Malema and Mathale should go to jail and fight there with their orange uniform. Baswa ba Limpopo wake up, at Tubatse Manucipality R12m is dissapeared, culprit is a YL leader, Makhuduthamage recently an expensive machine disapapereared, Baswa ba mahodu, YCL must swell the rank to defend out haer fout demogracy!!!

Mar 20, 2012 10:28 | 0 replies

eix,it started with this name changing thing,the miney was chowed to rename makhado and lebowakgomo to rammutle,which never happened.this is good boy wont go down alone ,just wait for more secrets to come lebogo s and malema will soon come out and frans too,maybe they have cheques too.

Mar 20, 2012 11:3 | 0 replies

Come to think of it, South Africa deserves all this bad officials, all this corruption. If you vote for a president with a corruption cloud hanging over him, this is what happens, all the hyenas want to do what the president did. Why shouldnt they, he got away with it, so can they.

Mar 20, 2012 11:12 | 0 replies

Pipinyana-Malema - Hehe, when people voted for Zuma, they were twisted using the entire "Fight black" campaign. Funny how telling people not to vote for a corrupt scumb@g can be misconstrued as a racism issue. South Africans hey :P

Mar 20, 2012 11:29 | 0 replies


Malema's foe faces fraud charges
Does his name have to be mentioned in the heading when the story has got nothing to do with him. Sowetan, really, give us a break.
You can ask that again, sowetan just like using Juju's name in order to sell their stupid paper, this story has nothing to do with Juju.

Agree with you. Sowetan must be sued for ambush marketing

Mar 20, 2012 12:29 | 0 replies

I have nothing aginst the man, but i just dont like this stupid name changing. If he indeed defrauded the goverment , he must dance for this music. Imagine changing such a nice name Lebowakgomo to a long sentence Kgosi Mmutle Phatudi the III. Nonsense man

Mar 20, 2012 12:46 | 0 replies


Guys apologies
I want to use this site to respond to the JOURNALIST Andile Nxitama because Sowetan blocked comments on that article

He says:
"The media are full of Mbeki and his great wisdom which I simply can't understand"


Anyway its your job not mine and I dont care
If you want to write what you believe in and not what someone tells you to write


Mar 20, 2012 2:12 | 0 replies

Ga ba mo kwallele tronkong!!!

Mar 20, 2012 2:33 | 0 replies