Mabuza’s spy case money goes to charity

Mabuza's spy case money goes to charity
PHILANTHROPIC: ANC heavyweight Mathews Phosa donated some of the money to the victims of the recent storm that lashed the Cape Peninsula and wreaked havoc, uprooting trees, injuring, killing people and damaging homes. PICTURE BY CTPC/Tracy Adams

David Mabuza paid around R900 000 in legal damages to Mathews Phosa, Media24 reported.

ANC former national treasurer Mathews Phosa has used some of the money paid by Premier David Mabuza in the spy case for charitable causes.

More than R100 000 of the R900 000 that Mabuza paid to Phosa was donated to Khayelitsha Development Forum and St. Paul’s church this week.

The St. Paul’s church accommodates some of the victims of the recent devastating Cape Town storm.

“I prioritised the flood victims because their circumstances were very dire,” he told News24 last week

“I also donated some of the money to the church for them to buy blankets and mattresses,”  said Phosa.

Mabuza took Phosa to court after a supposed intelligence document alleging Mabuza was an Apartheid spy and worked to inform Apartheid police of the secret movements of ANC leaders between 1985 to 1993.

Demanding R10 million, Mabuza charged that Phosa and his business partner Nick Elliot were actually the ones who authored the report with the intention of dethroning him as a provincial leader of the ANC and its government in the Mpumalanga province.

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But the Tshwane high court dismissed the case, saying Mabuza failed to convince the court that Phosa and Elliot authored the document and ordered him to pay Phosa’s legal costs.

Phosa accepted nomination by some Western Cape branches to stand as ANC president when the party convenes its 54th national congress in December 2017.

(edited by MLM)

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