Arthur Mafokate Allegedly Involved In R56.3 Million NLC Scandal

He joins Tsotsi stars on the alleged corruption of NLC funds.

By  | Jan 13, 2023, 02:55 PM  | Arthur Mafokate  | Drama

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Arthur Mafokate is best known as a Kwaito legend. He is the man behind 999 Records, which in the 90s and early 2000s was behind some of the biggest Kwaito acts in South Africa. However, in the 2010s, he descended into a businessman best known for his affiliation with the ruling party.

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As such, Mafokate has not been making headlines of late unless it was due to the continued suggestions of his romantic relationship with stable mate, Chomee. However, in 2023, Mafokate was back at making headlines as he was the latest ZAlebs to be called out by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) by linking him to yet another National Lotteries Commission (NLC) corruption scandal. 

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Arthur Mafokate Allegedly Involved In R56.3 Million NLC Scandal

The SIU Twitter account has now become a whistleblower for ZAlebs that are alleged to have been involved in corruption scandals well worth in the ten millions of rands. As such, the latest ZAlebs to have been linked to yet another NLC corruption scandal none other than Mafokate. Details on the allegations are shared as: 

The SIU investigations in the affairs of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) have revealed that five non-profit organisations (NPO) received grant funding of approximately R56,3 million for community development projects in South Africa.
As such, the report confirmed that it has gotten an order allowing the unit to “freeze three luxury properties, a plot, and a portion of a farm that are linked to the syphoning of lotteries grant funding meant for community development projects.” 
Specifically, where Mafokate’s involvement in the matter is alleged to have been through his non-profit organisation called the South African Art and Development Association (SAADA). As such, the report goes on to explain that:
SAADA applied for grant funding to assist unemployed youth in the poor and rural areas of the country, to impact skills in music, business video, film production dance and overall business of radio in South Africa.

Mafokate is involved as he is touted as the Director of SAADA, which acquired the funds, which subsequently did not go to the suggested projects. But is believed to have gone to the frozen assets aforementioned. 
At the time of the news breaking, Mafokate had not released a statement sharing his side of the story, A point which could suggest that the ZAlebs is looking to find the most appropriate way to deal with the matter. 

Whatever the case is, Mafokate has now joined two other ZAlebs that in 2022, were also alleged to have stuck their fingers illegally into the NLC cookie jar. This includes

  1. Moitheri “Terry” Pheto

According to the City Press, "On Friday, the SIU was granted an order by the high court in Pretoria to seize nine luxury properties in Pretoria, Centurion, Hartbeespoort and Johannesburg, a BMW 420i and two Ocean Basket franchises in the East Rand worth a combined value of approximately R25 million belonging to the star and eight other people, five of whom are representatives of trust funds" 

  1. Presley Chweneyagae

The report about Presley's alleged corruption, stems from corruption watch publication GroundUp. Specifically, from investigative journalist Raymond Joseph. 

Joseph was investigating the nearly R70 million which was received by The Southern African Youth Movement. Chweneyagea was implicated in the first R15 million which was received by the movement in question and the Presley Chweneyagae Foundation, for the play which was co-written and co-directed by Chwenengayae and Tshepo Ratona titled Taking Back The Future. 

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