Wednesday, 13 April 2022 08:26

Mabuza, Malema, Steenhuisen and others declare properties, businesses & gifts.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Parliament's Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests has published the register of members' interests for 2021.

The register is published to ensure transparency, and to instil public trust and confidence in parliament, with members required to declare significant holdings in businesses, shares owned, as well as gifts received.

With the full register now available to the public, Here is some of most prominent politicians and what they declared.

Deputy president – David Mabuza

Business

  • Directorship/partnership in Nelesco;
  • Directorship/partnership in Middleground Trading;
  • Directorship/partnership in Above Average;
  • Directorship/partnership in Fastrak Trading.

Property

  • Two plots of land in Barberton;
  • A flat in Nelspruit.

Gifts 

  • A ‘box of goodies' from Standard Bank;
  • A box of surgical masks;
  • Two blankets and two hats;
  • Two portraits of himself from a local school;
  • Two handcrafted ornaments.

EFF leader – Julius Malema

Business

  • Director of Mgagao Shamba (farming company);
  • Holdings in the Ratanang Family Trust;
  • Holdings in the Kopano Charity Trust;
  • Holdings in the Mazimbu Investment Trust;
  • Holdings in the Munshedzi Family Trust.

Property

  • Nothing disclosed

Gifts 

  • Nine books
  • Xhosa Traditional Attire and Beats from Abathembu King Buyelekhaya
  • A music CD
  • A R1,000 donation from a 'Soweto sympathiser'

DA Leader – John Steenhuisen

Business

  • Nothing disclosed

Property

  • Nothing disclosed

Gifts

  • Lunch from the Taiwanese government;
  • An orchid plant from the Taiwanese government;
  • Hotel accommodation from the Brenthurst Foundation;
  • Airplane tickets from the Brenthurst Foundation.

Mineral resources and energy minister – Gwede Mantashe

Business

  • Shareholding in Siphamba investments (family trust).

Property

  • A residential home in the Lower Cala village
  • A residential home in Boksburg
  • A farm in Elliot.

Gifts

  • Nothing disclosed

Human settlements minister (formerly tourism) – Mmamoloko Kubayi

Business

  • Nothing disclosed

Property 

  • A house in Soweto
  • A house in Midrand

Gifts 

  • Two boxes of Yep sparkling wines
  • Traditional Musisi dress and bag
  • Two traditional handbags
  • Two Drip sneakers
  • Huawei P40 Pro 5G.

The full public section of the register can be accessed on: https://tinyurl.com/dx95bttb.