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Satawu was used as a conduit to launder R65m

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has opened a criminal case against the unions former general-secretary, Zenzo Mahlangu who is in the midst of money laundering allegations.

According to News24 the union was used to launder R65-million from the pensions deceased mine workers orphans.

Investigations are still underway and more people are expected to be charged for using the union as a conduit to move the pension funds.

It is said that the owner of the financial services group, Mvunonala, Bongani Mhlanga used Satawu to move pensions funds into a company owned by him as well as his family’s trust.

Mhlanga is said to have moved R44.5-million during the period January 2012 to May 2015, of which R12-million went into the Gasela Family Trust and R32.5-million into Nzalo Afrika Investments.

Satawu general-secretary Jack Mazibuko said that the forensic investigations company SekelaXabiso Chartered Accountants had been given a year to complete the investigation.