ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was paid R1.2m, through a Johannesburg architect building his home, by businessman Steve Bosch, the Sunday Times reported.
Records have shown that Bosch's company, Sizani Build It, made two payments from its Standard Bank account on Malema's behalf, to an Investec bank account - belonging to architect Aurielo Cimato, the report indicated.
Sizani Build It
Sizani Build It is involved in community development by supplying building materials to many projects across the Greater Letaba area.
DescriptionSizani Build It comprises retailing, warehousing and distribution of building material. It is one of the country’s largest suppliers of building material and an emerging property developer, competent in providing a professional building service.
Key facts and figures
It specialises in distributing building material across the Limpopo Province. Sizani Build It is also involved in the construction of low-cost housing throughout the province and is currently constructing the 189 community residential units in Seshego.
Empowering the community
The company has embarked on funding projects. In 2009, it was one of the sponsors that donated a house in Seshego, through the president of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema. The house was handed over by President Jacob Zuma and Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale.
In 2010, another house was donated in the Letaba Municipality and was handed over by the MEC for Local Government and Housing Soviet Lekganyane and mayor of the Greater Letaba Municipality, City Modjadji.
Contact:S’thembiso Bosch, Director
Physical Address153 Blaauwberg Street, Ladine, Polokwane 0353
Postal AddressPO Box 1217, Polokwane 0700
Tel:+27 15 297 5834
Fax:+27 15 297 3420
The report indicated that Bosch had scored tenders worth tens of millions of rands in Limpopo, and Cimato is building Malema's multimillion-rand house in Sandton.
An amount of R900 000 was deposited on March 4 this year, and another R300 000 on June 4, with "J Malema" as a beneficiary reference.
The bank sent confirmations to Malema via SMS, it was reported, but Malema has denied receiving any benefit from Bosch.
"There is no money that came from me or any of my entities," he told the Sunday Times when contacted.
He then referred all questions to Bosch, adding: "I don't care whether he answers you or not, it’s none of my f**king business!"
Bosch has refused to explain the payments to the newspaper, and denied that any SMS confirmations were sent to Malema.
"Do you know how many Malema's are here in Polokwane and Botswana?" he said.