Cedar Falls Properties owned by the former minister’s wife May Mkhize was also not spared for allegedly scoring close to R2m from the Digital Vibes loot.
The SIU told the Tribunal that these monies to the five flowed from the R10.6m paid by Digital Vibes to Mateta Projects belonging to Mdu Mthethwa.
“Between June and October 2020, Mateta Projects allegedly paid R570,000 to All Out Trading,” reads the Special Tribunal judgment.
“Mateta Projects also paid R3,795,000 to Sirela Trading, referenced ‘Consultation service’. From this amount, Sirela Trading paid the below amounts for the alleged benefit of Dedani Mkhize and Dr May Mkhize: R170,000 to All Out Trading and R1,888,727.84 to Ithala Bank.
“Hence the SIU alleges that the payment was made for the benefit of Dr May Mkhize. R586,272.16 remains to the credit of Sirela Trading. Mateta Projects is also alleged to have paid R1,255,000 to Tusokuhle in a series of payments between October 24 and 26 2020,” it states.
“On November 24 2020, Mateta Projects paid R650,098.00 to Adluli Projects for the shopfitting of Sithokozile Mkhize’s Tammy Taylor Nails Salon in Pietermaritzburg.”
Sokhela tried in vain to mount a defence for Sirela Trading and Tusokuhle not to be joined.