Today, 31 October 2018, the DA Shadow Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Kevin Mileham MP, will lay criminal charges against COGTA Minister, Zweli Mkhize, for his alleged involvement in the VBS Mutual Bank Heist.
Reports over the weekend suggest that Minister Mkhize in 2016 during his tenure as ANC treasurer-general allegedly requested a R2 million donation from Vele Investments. Mkhize has also admitted to meeting with executives of the bank.
The looting of VBS has caused irreparable damage to some of South Africa’s poorest municipalities and has resulted in many people being robbed not only of basic services, but their life savings as well.
It’s an indictment that Minister Mkhize has now also been implicated in this scandal. The DA will not rest until those who were involved in stealing from our people are investigated to the fullest extent of the law.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Today, 31 October 2018
Address: Johannesburg Central SAPS, 1 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg