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Mac's dodgy millions

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#1
As I wrote in the other thread... Mac has now made himself a HUGE target.

The chickens are comin home to roost.

Paper trail leads from arms company Thales to Maharaj and his wife Zarina

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma's spokesman Mac Maharaj stands accused of receiving millions in bribes from French weapons maker Thales, the company that will be at the centre of the government's arms deal inquiry next year.

A two-month Sunday Times investigation has uncovered a paper trail that leads from the arms company to Maharaj and his wife Zarina.

Schabir Shaik, Zuma's former financial adviser who was convicted of corruption in the arms deal trial, was the conduit used by Thales to channel the money to Zarina Maharaj.

The "missing link" obtained by the Sunday Times is a consultancy agreement, never before disclosed, between Thales predecessor Thompson CSF and Shaik's company Minderley Investments, registered in the British Virgin Islands.

The agreement shows that secret payments totalling 1.2 million French francs (R2.3-million) went from the arms dealer's French bank to offshore bank accounts belonging to Maharaj's wife Zarina just two months before her husband's department awarded the French company a controversial credit card licence tender worth R265-million.
The payments were made between 1997 and 1999, while Maharaj was minister of transport. During this time his department awarded a R2.5-billion tender for the N3 toll road between Johannesburg and Durban and a R265-million contract for credit card driver's licences to consortiums in which Shaik's Nkobi Holdings held stakes.

At the time Shaik was also a director of Thales, which owned a 33.3% stake in the Prodiba consortium that won the shady credit card driver's licence deal.

No one has been able to prove a direct link between gifts and payments received by the Maharajs and Thales - until now.
Documents from the Swiss district attorney's office, which in 2004 obtained the court order for statements of Shaik and Zarina's Swiss bank accounts, show that Shaik's company Minderley Investments was merely a conduit to channel the Thales money to Maharaj.

The statements show the money was paid from Thales's BNP Paribas account to Minderley Investment Inc's account 95436 at Banque Alliance SCS in Geneva on October 11 1996 and March 11 1997. Each time the transfers from Thales to Shaik's Minderley account are matched days later by Minderley's payments to Zarina's accounts.

On October 11 1996 IDMatics paid Fr600000 to Minderley. Five days later Minderley paid Zarina Fr579999. Zarina then transferred the dollar equivalent - $96000 - to her Isle of Man account number 11444107 at Allied Dunbar bank.

Then, in 1997, there is a similar trail of money. IDMatics paid Fr600000 to Minderley's account at Banque SCS on March 11, and two days later, Minderley transferred the equivalent $100000 to Zarina's Swiss account. Shortly thereafter, Zarina transferred $65000 to her Isle of Man account.
Full story here: http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2011/11/20/mac-s-dodgy-millions
 

Fazda

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Is Shabir even in prison? :confused:
No! Hasn't been there for ages! I see him every time I go and have lunch at Spigadore Restaurant in Durban, where they even have a dish named after him. He sits there like the Godfather whilst his adoring fans come and drool all over him! :mad:
 

kilobits

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I just saw old Hush Hush Maharaj try and deflect the whole saga on TV. Seriously, he is just putting his feet into his mouth again and again and again. Flabber flubber blah blah indignation shift point gesture flubber flim flam outrage rhubarb indignation.

Eish. The wounded martyr on the pyre of unwarranted media attention.

He has not denied anything, but maintains that his right to remain silent and not incriminate himself by the section 28 evidence was unconstitutional and that this law needs to be balanced by the section 41 amendment that guarantees the confidentiality of this testimony. His constitutional rights to this confidentiality have been violated by the M&G and it his and his families reputation that he is protecting with his legal proceedings. He even said that "the fact that they have not found any evidence to convict him on yet is proof that there is nothing to hide from"... :wtf:

Right. The fact that his lying thieving corrupt past is about to be exposed has nothing to do with the tatters of a reputation ? His actions have no consequence because it is guaranteed in section 41 that his incriminating testimony is never to be revealed.

Hush Hush Maharaj banged on and on about Nick Dawes being a criminal and the criminality of the M&G by possessing the records of his testimony... tut tut tut.

Hush Hush Maharaj is proving to be more damaging than any blacked-out newspaper copy. Every non-denial he barks at the camera just serves to underline that he is so desperate to suppress.

What a chop!
 

waynegohl

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Mac Swindle will hold a press conference today about his dealings, will it be broadcast on the television?
 

kilobits

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Mac Swindle will hold a press conference today about his dealings, will it be broadcast on the television?
It will not be a press conference... it will be more blah blah, huff n puff, point and gesture, indignation, flimflam, rhubarb, wave notes in the air, stair aggressively, rhubarb rhubarb, waffle waffle spin and wounded indignation.

It would probably be televised, perhaps not live, but recorded.
 

waynegohl

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#16
And that guy with Tombstone Chips as teeth, I think his name is Jackson, will be there telling the media what to do.

Ass Wipes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

marine1

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#17
This is the same "comrade" who accused Bulelani of being an Apartheid spy? :D bwahahah what a waste of oxygen
 

kilobits

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This is the same "comrade" who accused Bulelani of being an Apartheid spy? :D bwahahah what a waste of oxygen
Indeed... he is the same comrade who "happened" to be privy to National Intelligence Agency information that Mo Shaik illegally possessed and Shaik was warned by the judge at the spy commission inquiry to return the classified info DVDs to the head of the agency ASAP as it was an offense to have unauthorised access to it. Hush Hush Maharaj had noooo problem then with the legality of unauthorised access to protected information, he even used this info in his evidence and was again cautioned by the Judge against this.

He did not call for the arrest of Mo Shaik then... possession and disclosure of classified information without authorisation... but he whines for it now.

Mo Shaik was shortly thereafter promoted to head of the NIA by Zuma amidst MUCH criticism.

Pfffffffffft.
 

marine1

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Indeed... he is the same comrade who "happened" to be privy to National Intelligence Agency information that Mo Shaik illegally possessed and Shaik was warned by the judge at the spy commission inquiry to return the classified info DVDs to the head of the agency ASAP as it was an offense to have unauthorised access to it. Hush Hush Maharaj had noooo problem then with the legality of unauthorised access to protected information, he even used this info in his evidence and was again cautioned by the Judge against this.

He did not call for the arrest of Mo Shaik then... possession and disclosure of classified information without authorisation... but he whines for it now.

Mo Shaik was shortly thereafter promoted to head of the NIA by Zuma amidst MUCH criticism.

Pfffffffffft.
Yip well said, I forgot about that. ;) Time to maybe send this to John Robbie or Kieno Kammies
 

blunomore

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#20
People used to have such respect for this man.

Just goes to show, each and every one of them gave in to the lure of easy money. No moral backbone to be found anywhere amongst these comrades !
 
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