ANC funder took millions meant for starving kids
Controversial ANC funder Sandi Majali has been fingered in a forensic audit into the disappearance of more than R100-million intended for starving children in the Eastern Cape.
The audit found that companies under Majali’s control had been involved in the collapse of the R230-million school feeding scheme.
The Scorpions (the high powered invesigative unit) are now investigating irregularities uncovered during the audit.
Majali’s Imvume group was at the centre of the Oilgate scandal, in which R11-million of public money was diverted to ANC coffers ahead of the 2004 elections. He was also implicated in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal.
He is closely associated with top ANC figures, including secretary-general Kgalema Motlanthe, treasurer-general Mendi Msimang and spokesman Smuts Ngonyama.
The schools feeding scheme, which was meant to cater for a million children, collapsed barely six months after it was launched in June last year when it emerged that food was not getting to children at about 5000 schools in the province.
This is yet another in a litany of corruption where 'well connected' members of the ANC have used huge sums of public money to enrich themselves. This is roumored to extend to the highest office - both past and present.
What makes this so apalling is that this money was earmarked to alleviate hunger in black children.
The ANC, champion of the poor, should hide its collective head in shame.