The African National Congress (ANC) top six officials have met the Limpopo leadership to discuss the alleged involvement of senior provincial party members in the looting of VBS mutual bank.
Provincial party treasurer, Danny Msiza and deputy chairperson and Vhembe executive mayor Florence Radzilani are among the 53 persons implicated in the VBS scandal.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says Luthuli House is calling for urgent action for those involved in the bank scandal.
“ Our seriousness to attend to corporate crimes, we said that it should be in the same way that we are supposed to be attending to Steinhoff and many others whether it’s KPMG and many other issues that would have come out after being exposed as part of the corporate rot. The ANC is calling for action.
Meanwhile the Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality’s mayor Johannes Phokane said the FTLM was in a financial crisis. Phokane was speaking to E News’s Cathy Mohlahlana last Monday. Phokane seemed not certain if the FTLM was going to pay workers their November salaries.
“We might have difficulty paying workers in November but we are on it and we are attending to it,” said Phokane.
The Limpopo DA urged Premier, Stan Mathabatha to show leadership by recalling all the municipal officials, Mayors and ANC officials that are implicated in this report and ensure that these corrupt individuals face the full might of the law as they are not fit to hold public office.
Earlier, VhaVenda King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana says he is frustrated that his name has been dragged into the VBS Mutual Bank looting scandal.
The King has undertaken to pay back money that was reported to be taken illegally from VBS Bank. A report from the Reserve Bank revealed that Ramabulana received a gratuitous payment of more than R17-million.Ramabulana’s spokesperson Makonde Mathivha says to a certain extent, the King is also a victim in the matter.