The National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit ( AFU) paid a visit to ANC top dog Mike Mabuyakhulu this morning, and it wasn’t a pleasant one. However, the deputy chair put on a brave face, saying simply that 'I am fine'.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that the AFU conducted simultaneous raids on the homes and businesses of the 8 people connected to the North Sea Jazz scandal, attaching assets worth around R12 million in the process.
Mike Mabuyakhulu, deputy chair of the ANC in KZN, was among those who had been raided. Two luxury German sedans were attached at the property.
In response to the raid at his residence this morning, Mabuyakhulu responded simply with ‘I’m fine’:
“You know, I’m fine. That’s what is clear ... I am fine,”
Declining to comment further, he insisted that the matter would be seen to at court.
The trial against him and his seven co-accused will resume next month.
Mabuyakhulu and businessman Mabheleni Ntuli were among the main roleplayers in fraud, corruption and money-laundering relating to the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Mabuyakhulu stands accused of directing R28 million into the accounts of his co-accused and other companies and businessmen for which he had ( allegedly) enjoyed a R300 000 kickback. The funds had been payments for the festival in Durban, which never took place.
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