The VBS scandal has left many South Africans in total shock. It seems many high-profile people benefited from the bank’s looting, but one tweep pointed out who’s really suffering thanks to the debacle.
Cathy Mohlahlana wrote on twitter:
"When we ask what the money 'invested' into VBS by municipalities could've done? Here's a suggestion. These are RDP houses which were left incomplete by the Burgersfort municipality. They put in the largest sum, of over R230m into VBS. This house belongs to 72yr Roefus Mohlala.”
Lebogang Molamo commented:
“Money has no friend, even when you’re blessed with enough you will still want more... The way we love money we don’t even care who suffers as long as you feel powerful, gore whose affected you don’t care as long as you smell good, live nice, drive nice ....wena o monate!!!AGENTS.”
She wasn’t the only one who expressed her distaste at the situation:
Last week, one of those implicated in the VBS scandal, Brian Shivambu, the brother of the EFF’s Floyd Shivambu, shared a written letter in which he addresses the allegations of looting made against him.
Briefly.co.za reported that Brian is accused of receiving R16 million irregularly from the now-broken VBS Mutual Bank.
However, he insists it did not happen. An investigative report by advocate Terry Motau, called The Great Bank Heist, details the names of those who benefited from looting the VBS bank.
Brian's name is on this list.
Meanwhile, Floyd also spoke up about the allegations against him.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' Deputy President insists he never received R10 million from the crumbling VBS Mutual Bank.
The EFF shared a statement by Shivambu on social media in which he addresses the allegations of his link to the scandal-infused bank.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the EFF's spokesperson, stated that Shivambu was never given R10 million from VBS bank or anyone else.
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