President Jacob Zuma is facing a very difficult political period as almost everyday, shady and questionable things surrounding the Pres. get to emerge. Many South Africans have called for his resignation by the ANC veteran seems not to moved at all.
The head of the presidential protection service unit allegedly received R700k from a supplier of blue lights to the unit to purchase a R3.2m house in 2012.
Major-General Muzingaye Mxolisi Dladla and his former partner bought a house in the Blue Valley golf estate in Midrand, Gauteng, in 2012 following a contribution of R700 000 towards the purchase by the owner of Instrumentation for Traffic Law Enforcement (ITLE), Phineas Manthata.
Manthata’s company is a major supplier of emergency lights and related products to numerous units and divisions of the SA Police Service (SAPS), including Dladla’s own unit.
Dladla and his then partner, Mogotladi Mogano, an official in the Presidency, bought the house for R3.2 million in July 2012, according to deeds records. The couple secured a bank loan for R2.72 million, meaning they needed to provide a deposit of R480 000 in order for the transaction to go through.
Dladla and Mogano would also have needed at least another R240 000 to cover the transfer fee and related costs, according to a leading estate agency’s online calculator for property transfers. In total, the couple would therefore have been short to the tune of around R720 000.
It was then that Manthata helped the couple by allegedly contributing an amount of R700 000 for the transaction to be successfully completed.
However, police spokesperson Major-General Sally de Beer confirmed that Manthata’s company was listed as a registered supplier to the SAPS since January 2005, but there was no current contract in place with the company.