As the investigation continue, more details are emerging regarding how money was gotten from the comatose VBS Mutual bank.

Despite the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters EFF rebutal, the Daily Maverick’s investigative unit, Scorpio, reported on Monday, December 10 2018, that despite not qualifying for a loan, the bank gave Brian Shivambu’s company, Sgameka Trading, a R1,46m home loan after his brother, Floyd, allegedly had private discussions with VBS chair Tshifhiwa Matodzi. The discussions were attributed to “leaked emails”.

The house in Johannesburg was registered to Sgameka as an asset, effectively funded by the country’s poor and vulnerable. Their parents allegedly moved into the house in October 2017 and stayed there for a year.

However, Floyd Shivambu responded to the investigation, saying: “Fraudulent activities are dealt with by the criminal justice system and not some imaginations of a lousy journalist… I think your narrative is bullshit and pure drivel driven by narrow obsession.” He asked for proof that he had received millions of rands from VBS.