Another ANC Chief Whip, another State Capture scandal
Solly Msimanga MPL – DA Gauteng Caucus Leader
The Democratic Alliance is concerned that another senior ANC member has been linked to one of the key players in the deceptive web of State Capture, Regiments Capital. ANC Chief Whip in the Gauteng Legislature, Sochayile Khanyile, has been named as a facilitator of alleged corruption during his time as ANC Secretary in Ekurhuleni.
The article as part of a Daily Maverick expo, links Khanyile to a land deal in the municipality and how he and another ANC member would “…give support for the project and offered to unblock the apparent bureaucratic obstacles we are now experiencing”. This is according to Litha Nyhonyha, co-founder of Thebe Investment Corporation – whose founding shareholder is an ANC investment vehicle- Batho Batho Trust and at the time of the above quote, Executive Chairman of Regiments Capital.
The planned deal was for Regiments development arm, Xihangu Realty Developers to build 14 000 houses on government owned land in Ekurhuleni, for which unknown “fixers” of this deal would receive R11 million – R1 million to be paid up-front. Despite the deal not going ahead, the question remains as to whether the facilitators of this deal received their R11 million incentive?
It is no secret that key ANC members in Gauteng have been linked to Regiments – former Johannesburg Mayor, Parks Tau; disgraced former ANC Legislature Chief Whip, Brian Hlongwa and others.
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