Fikile Mbalula

Fikile Mbalula was accused of owing R3 million. ImageS via Instagram @fikilembalula

Fikile Mbalula accused of owing R3 million

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula was accused of having loaned R3 million to purchase a home in Bryanston.

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Fikile Mbalula was accused of owing R3 million. ImageS via Instagram @fikilembalula

African National Congress(ANC) Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula has recently been accused of owing R3 million after having borrowed it from the wife of a former National Lotteries Commission chief officer Philemon Letwaba who reportedly swore it under oath, Daily Maverick reported.


In a lodged affidavit, Letwaba ‘s wife Rebotile Malomane who is said to be the sole director of Iron Travelling Agency and Events was said to have made her claim as part of an application to overturn a preservation order on a house frozen by the Special Tribunal.

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In the affidavit, Letwaba was said to have claimed that his wife had loaned the then sports minister the money because he was “apparently … short of R3 million to secure the property,” he was quoted as saying.

Mbalula had previously reportedly made a cash offer of R5.6 million for the Bryanston house.

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Fikile Mbalula was said to have dropped out of buying a house worth R5.6 million. Image via Instagram @fikilembalula


The story is said to have started back in February 2016 when Mbalula was transport minister at the time, The Citizen reported. Mbalula and his wife, Nozuko were reportedly house shopping in Johannesburg and had decided to make an offer on the Bryanston house. On 24 February 2016, Nozuko is said to be the one who had signed and made the offer for the house.

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However, less than two weeks after making the offer, another offer was reportedly made on the house and the Mbalulas dropped out of the deal. At the time, Department of Transport spokesperson Esethu Hasane was quoted as saying,

“Any intention to buy it in the past did not happen… The minister cannot account for a property that he does not own.”

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