Lottery Board Chairperson’s R27 Million Mansion Allegedly Paid For by Grants

Lottery Board Chairperson’s R27 Million Mansion Allegedly Paid For by Grants

  • Alfred Nevhutanda used to be the chairperson for the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) board
  • Over a period of six months R27 million was transferred directly and indirectly from lottery grants to fund the purchase of luxury house
  • Nevhutanda, who is politically connected, owns the house through one of his companies and the home's municipal evaluation is only R5.3 million

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PREOTIA - National Lotteries Commission (NLC) board chairperson Alfred Nevhutanda's home was allegedly funded directly and indirectly through Lottery grants.

The R27 million mansion sits on a 20 0000 square meter piece of land. Nevhutanda is the director of at least 40 companies and one of them, Vhutanda Investment (Pty) Ltd, received millions through lottery grants.

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Alfred Nevhutanda's R27 million house was allegedly paid for with Lottery grant money. Photo credit: @TeamSA2024, @GroundUp_News
Source: Twitter

The plot thickens, the home only has a R5.3 million municipal valuation. Nevhutanda is politically connected and was a provincial chairperson for the ANC in Limpopo and was the chair of NLC board when the house was purchased according to GroundUp.

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He was unavailable for comment and the NLC spokesperson refused to answer questions posed by EWN.

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The Hawks opened an investigation into alleged Lottery corruption. The investigation revealed a trail of money laundering and corruption.

The Daily Maverick reported that a GroundUp investigation revealed that between September 2017 and March 2018 R27 million was paid to Couzyn Hertzog & Horak Attorneys.

The luxury home has a double story pool house, a private helipad and a five-bedroom "servant's quarter".

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The group claims Ramaphosa ignored their request for reparations and benefits, including pension, housing, and medical aid, adding they were excluded in the calculations and impending disbursement of their payments.

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