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Das Verteidigungsdepartement #VBS bestätigt gegenüber Radio @srfnews erstmals: Departementsvorsteherin Viola #Amherd selbst hat die Gespräche über "politische Gegengeschäfte" mit Herstellerländern vor dem Kauf des neuen Kampfjets lanciert - also auch mit #Frankreich. (1/6)
Dies am 21. April 2021, als die technische Evaluation der #Kampfjet-Offerten bereits abgeschlossen war.
"Die Chefin VBS hat den Vorsteher #EDA gebeten, als für aussenpolitisch federführendes Departement die aussenpolitische Analyse zu übernehmen", schreibt das VBS. (2/6)
Der Auftrag an das EDA von Bundespräsident Ignazio #Cassis erfolgte im Sicherheitsausschuss (SiA) des Bundesrates. Amherd steht diesem vor.
An der Sitzung des SiA vom 21. April nahm auch Staatssekretärin Livia Leu aus dem EDA teil, wie das EDA bestätigt. (3/6)
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Verteidigungsministerin Viola #Amherd hat die Verhandlungen über "politische Gegengeschäfte" mit allen Staaten, die der Schweiz den neuen #Kampfjet verkaufen wollten, selber mitinitiiert.
Das zeigen Recherchen von Schweizer Radio @srfnews. (1/6)
Dies zu einem Zeitpunkt, als die technische Evaluation der Offerten praktisch abgeschlossen war. Diese ergab, dass der US-Jet F-35A mit grossem Abstand am besten geeignet sei.
Die Verhandlungen über Gegengeschäfte wurde nämlich erst am 15. März 2021 lanciert. (2/6)
Ausgelöst hatte die Verhandlungen an diesem Tag der Sicherheitspolitische Ausschuss SiA des Bundesrats, dem Amherd vorsteht, indem er die Departemente beauftragte, Gegengeschäfte zu evaluieren.
Vor allem mit #Frankreich begannen daraufhin intensive Verhandlungen. (3/6)
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#SARS’s Criminal and Illicit Economic Activities division traced stolen VBS money through two front companies into #EFF deputy leader #FloydShivambu’s FNB Private Wealth bank account.…
#FloydShivambu’s sustained charade of ‘fighting for the poor’ instead of robbing them is, for the first time, highlighted by a state institution in open court proceedings following #Sars investigation into his brother, Brian, and the missing #VBS millions.…
#Sars has slapped 2 companies of #BrianShivambu with a R28.2m tax bill. This eye-watering amount includes penalties because Shivambu attempted to evade paying tax for the periods 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Relates to Sgameka:…
And Mahuna:…
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1. We all saw the #destruction caused by visible #looting in #SAUnrest & communities are reeling from the impact. But about 1000 times of what it will cost to repair last week’s damage, was “invisibly” looted through #StateCapture & #corruption. Here are some highlights
2. According to @ShadowWorldInv1 the #ArmsDeal of the 1990’s cost SA an estimated R2,2 billion looted to pay bribes and kickbacks. To date nothing has been recovered. Money that could have changed the poor’s lives wasted on #GrandScaleLooting.
3. In 2015 @CompComSA found #construction companies #GroupFive, #WBHO, #BasilRead, Murray&Roberts, #Aveng & #StefanuttiStocks guilty of #colluding when building 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums. This added R14 billion to construction costs. (Your taxmoney!)
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Just in: A manager at Merafong Municipality in Jhb #ThysWienekus was arrested in connection with #VBS this morning. He will be charged with 1 count of contravening s173(3) of the Municipal Finance Management Act.
This is the first arrest in the #VBS Municipal investigations leg.
#ThysWienekus was later appointed as CFO of Merafong Municipality & may have been grossly negligent when he made a R50m investment with #VBS in contravention of the MFMA.
He acted on the instructions of(Screengrab is s173(3) of MFMA - what #Wienekus is charged with)
#NPA's charge sheet says #ThysWienekus made R50m investment in #VBS on instruction of Municipal Manager #RomeoMohaudi, despite knowing investments with VBS were not permitted.
It seems that #Wienekus may be used as state witness against Mohaudi and in this leg of investigations.
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A thread on why some arrested in the #VBS case admitted guilt before adv #Terry#Motau and Werksmans, but told the court today they will plead “not guilty”,
and why the amounts on the indictment is different from the amounts they actually received.
#TshifhiwaMatodzi & #AndileRamavhunga are the only accused who steadfastly denied before #Motau that they were not guilty of the #VBS bank heist. They told the court today they will plead "not guilty" and asked for bail. (@van1go is reporting on magistrate Nemavhidi's decision)
Testifying before Motau, #PaulMagula, #ErnestNesane, #PhilipTruter, #PhlaphalaRamikosi & #PhophiMukhodobwane confessed to some wrongdoing. #SiphoMalaba seemed to not have actually confessed, but his problem is that he signed off on #VBS' positive AFS and lied to the SARB.
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#VBS' chair #TshifhiwaMatodzi is one of 8 arrested relating to the fleecing of the bank. I wrote about his role here, and showed how he ordered money to be paid to the #EFF leaders' front company as "lobbying fees" & because the account was "strategic".…
The #PIC appointed #ErnestNesane & #PaulMagula to guard their investment in #VBS. They rather helped to cover the black hole & took millions of poor people's money for themselves. Wrote about them here:…
#PhilipTruter was instrumental in the #VBS scam and worked closely with #PhophiMukhodobwane and #TshifhiwaMatodzi, WhatsApp messages show. I wrote about Truter's part here:…
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#VBS robbery: First arrests
8 men have been arrested early on Wednesday morning in connection with the theft of R2,7-billion at VBS Mutual Bank in around 2015 to 2018.
NPA issued a racketeering certificate in which the group is accused of being instrumental in fleecing the bank's resources & its ultimate implosion. Will be prosecuted for a range of allegation, including racketeering, corruption, money laundering, fraud.
4 bankers, 2 officials from PIC, a KPMG auditor & a ltgenl in SAPS have been arrested in connection with their instrumental role in the theft of over R2,7-billion from #VBS Mutual Bank, a bank mainly catering for the poor. This group includes 4 chartered accountants & an attorney
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#PICInquiry resumes today at 9:30
Dan Matjila will be on the stand for the 3rd week. He was meant testify on #Ayo today. But assistant to Commissioner Gill Marcus is absent & the whole team needs to be present. Matjila will speak on Erin Energy, Daybreak Farm & EchoBank. #eNCA
#PICInquiry PIC got into a number of questionable companies, allegedly not following proper processes. Matjila will answer to these allegations and define his role in the investments. #eNCA
#PICInquiry Matjila starts off by speaking on the #DayBreak Farms deal whether the PIC invested into the company that was basically insolvent. Matjila says Roy Rajdhar explained in detail about the investment & it was made to drive transformation in agriculture sector. #eNCA
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What motivated @Julius_S_Malema's unprovoked , unprecedented and unprincipled attack on the new #NDPP head , advocate #ShamilaBatohi ? Does the looting of #VBS by EFF and fear of prosecution explain this arrogance and total stupidity on his part ? Dictum of attack as defence .
I join millions of patriotic #SouthAfricans in welcoming advocate #ShamilaBatohi as head of #NDPP . She must not be deterred by some unscrupulous and mindless @EFFSouthAfrica leaders who try to draw her to their political wars . She must refuse to be an eff political football .
We want to give @Julius_S_Malema and his @EFFSouthAfrica free advice , don't judge #ShamilaBatohi before she even starts her work , judge her by what she does in her appointed position . Some of us are confident that she will do her work without any fear , prejudice or favour .
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@_Revolution18 @SAReserveBank @amaBhungane @OUTASA I asked th racist @OUTASA abt this but they blocked me😂 instead of answering my questions.

OUTASA is the same as @Corruption_SA,@Our_DA, FUL,AfriForum,HSF,FreedomUnderLaw,...their MANDATE isto portray BLACKS as corrupt

@_Revolution18 @SAReserveBank @amaBhungane @OUTASA @Corruption_SA @Our_DA ST GEORGE’S FINE FOODS should offer shares to Black staff members as part of reconciliation.

@_Revolution18 @SAReserveBank @amaBhungane @OUTASA @Corruption_SA @Our_DA WMC & their Black stooges hv taken a resolution to completely privatise South Africa electricity supply.

Eskom to retrench thousands of Black workers.

Who'll benefit frm Eskom destruction?
WMC,SACP,ANC veterans,Ramaphosa,Gordhans

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