Motaung: R140m involved

2012-08-16 15:39

Johannesburg - Reports indicate that the fraud charges against Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung - who appeared in court on Thursday - is in excess of R140m.

Motaung was granted R50 000 bail by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

His co-accused, Herbert Theledi, was also granted bail of R50 000, Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said.

The two, both directors at Lefika Emerging Equity, face charges of forgery and fraud relating to the building of the Mbombela stadium in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. The matter was postponed to October 15.

The court prohibited the two men from having contact with any Mbombela municipality employees while out on bail.
They may not come within 500m of the Mbombela municipal offices. The Hawks arrested them on Wednesday.

According to, the charges read to Motaung and his co-accused were one count of fraud of R143m and a second count of fraud or alternatively theft of R1m. Both charges relate to the Mbombela Stadium tender saga.

Eyewitness News reported that Motaung, son of Kaizer Chiefs founder Kaizer Motaung, told the court his assets were worth R12m, his car worth another R4m, and that he earned R100 000 a month.

A third accused, Chris Grib, handed himself to the police in Cape Town on Wednesday night, Polela said.

He was expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The trio allegedly forged SA Revenue Service documents to get a contract to build the Mbombela stadium for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Some Kaizer Chiefs stalwarts showed their support for Motaung outside the court building.

"We are worried about him [Motaung] and that's why we have come here, to show our support," Themba Sibabane said.

"Even though he stole some money, we are still glad we have the stadium."

Other protesters who gathered outside the court sang a different tune.

Donned in T-shirts bearing images of slain Mbombela municipal speaker Jimmy Mohlala's face, protesters held posters that reading: "Who killed Jimmy", "What happened to Jimmy" and "Stop corruption".

Mohlala was shot dead in January 2009 after blowing the whistle on companies and individuals he claimed were involved in tender corruption.

His family said the R50 000 bail Motaung was granted was not enough.

"It should have been R100 000 [bail], and if he is convicted he should be given 100 years in prison, since the death sentence is no longer allowed," Mohlala's sister Joyce Mohlala said. "We came here because our homeboy (close friend) was killed and from this, we want to find out who killed him," Jackson Siboza said.

"This is only the beginning... this is finally the light at the end of the tunnel."


  • Stormkaap - 2012-08-16 15:54

    And now the shyte hits the fan!

      crazyjourno - 2012-08-16 15:56

      Let us hope so!

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-16 15:54

    And bail is set at 0.035 % of the charge ....looks like this fish will slip through the fingers of the law !

  • neville.watson.94 - 2012-08-16 15:54


  • atholl.canterbury - 2012-08-16 15:57

    First they kill for -- power -- Then they kill for -- control -- Then they kill for -- money -- This is the only reason why the state of football will remain chaotic.

  • lizwi.makala.3 - 2012-08-16 16:03

    Hungry lion,the more you earn is the more become corrupt,that is SOUTH AFRICAN,Im not suprised at all.

  • denis.dendrinos - 2012-08-16 16:16

    I believe some insane coughing and hot flushes and other terrible hyper-tension and dialysis and and........uhm.....congo fever! yes! congo fever symptoms were developed on court...... Be out on medical parole in no time.....

  • sbusiso.mahlangu.560 - 2012-08-16 16:17

    guys these really sucks rich peeps always involved themselves in frauduland crimes,bobby why don't you get enough when comes to zaka bos you've all what money can buy,poor peeps are involved in cable theft to balance a life,well boy you're on your own.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-08-16 16:30

      Frauduland... I like that! South Africa = Frauduland

  • hjohn.marquis - 2012-08-16 16:19

    The next question that needs to be asked is what has happened with the stadium they were going to build in Krugersdorp where demolition of the existing structures started and has now come to a complete halt. All derelict at the cost of the ratepayer in Mogale.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-16 16:20

    One thing about our South African thugs...they do things in great numbers! Stealing double digit millions just won't do, they have to be 3 digit millions! Throw this piece of trashes sorry ass in jail for life!

  • freddie.jones.58367 - 2012-08-16 16:26

    "Even though he stole some money, we are still glad we have the stadium." This attitude is moronic and until the masses are educated there is no hope for South Africa.

  • lenny.maniki - 2012-08-16 16:34

    Sbusiso Radebe of pyramid scheme was granted bail of 1million,why Bobby ? thus second time involved in corruption.what picture is bringing to this justice favour big fish(Sushi man) or poor hawkers.Pls Mandosela intervene soon before the doc is lost. Lenny Mp

  • muzi.myeni - 2012-08-16 16:36

    Kaizer THIEVES boss 4u!!

  • jeffrey.mnisi - 2012-08-16 16:37

    the man that told his supporters that Kaizer chiefs is not a political party, that he has never submitted a CV. Haaa, you see if you don't submitted you corrupt.

      luvuyo.zihle - 2012-08-16 22:37

      I'm kaizer cheifs fan but not boby fan .Boby yu com from kitchin to yr office with out cv ,now yu put cv froud gd luck boy we cant cry to the soil .Get what u deserve in jail.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-08-16 16:44

    And he is just small fry. How much is involved in the Stadium Scandal in total? Billions I would assume.

      alvin.j.frans - 2012-08-16 23:39

      I'm sure we can finally find out what jimmy tried to tell us before he was slained by money hungry excuses for humans.....shame on you

  • rasthami.m1 - 2012-08-16 16:54

    are these supporters of kaizer chiefs in support of bobby really that domkopped really ,this man has charges of corruption brought up against him , are we a crime supporting country what's happening to morality is it turning into moronity

  • sasha.martinengo1 - 2012-08-16 19:32

    C U Next Tuesday

  • alvin.j.frans - 2012-08-17 00:12

    This is sick. How much money do you wish to have you idiots. Hope your 4mil car takes you to heaven- LOSER

  • brionyl.french - 2012-08-17 05:42

    This man needs to sit in prison a long time... no more lenancy and chances... Crime is a problem and its time to start making examples out of these criminals.... This man needs to lose everything

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-08-17 08:37

    Kaizer chiefs must be feeling like a bunch of fools. They kept denying that he had not been arrested and again they have been made to look like fools. This man and the other two are filled with greed and corruption. They even had two schools demolished to have the stadium built on that site it is on, just shows they do not care about the youth and education. Were new schools even built for those pupils????? Its time this country starts making examples of these corrupt ppl. All there assets should be frozen, houses and cars taken away and auctioned off and the money to be put to what it was ment for.

  • wisani.mathonsi1 - 2012-08-17 11:04

    Very interesting developments, M&R, Group 5, WBHO & AVENG were found to have colluded in price fixing and non of their executives were arrested. In this country if you are white we will fine you whether you have killed, stolen or any kind of illegal activity. Shoprite CEO stole R2bn from SARS, Aglliote kills and Jake goes to Jake. A farmer kills a young boy and is fined R100k. This country is seek.

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