- Athol Trollip accused Bantu Holomisa of taking dirty money alongside mayor Mongameli Bobani
- Holomisa struck back by saying Trollip can go to hell and must prove his accusations or explain himself in court
- Trollip says Holomisa turned a blind eye to worries of Bobani's corruption because he is just as guilty
The United Democratic Movement's leader Bantu Holomisa didn't hold back against Athol Trollip's accusations that he took 'dirty money' in 2015.
According to Trollip, Holomisa and Mongameli Bobani, the Nelson Mandela Bay mayor, took money to run a by-election in August 2015 that had the UDM gain a massive amount of support. They went from 4% to 49%.
The Citizen reports that Holomisa confirmed that the allegations were made against Bobani but denied that anything was said that involved himself.
He never said I took money, he’s always said it’s Bobani who took money. He must publish the evidence including the source‚ place‚ amount and date. He can go to hell.
Furthermore, Holomisa allegedly called Trollip a “farmer who was becoming too big for his boots”.
In conclusion, Holomisa said Trollip must give evidence to back his claims or explain himself in court.
Trollip says he wrote to Holomisa more than once about the corruption suspicions against Bobani but he was ignored.
Trollip added that when he confronted Holomisa about being in cahoots with Bobani, the UDM leader visibly paled and became aggressive since then.
Currently, it does not look like there is any solid evidence to prove Trollip's accusations.
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