The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has finally dragged ANCYL treasurer general and Mabala Noise entertainment CEO Reggie Nkabinde to the Hawks after the party accused him of going cahoots on racketeering and fraud with the Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.
EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told reporters that the case was opened at Douglasdale police station and was moved to the Hawks two days ago.
“We have indeed opened a case against Reggie of the (ANC) Youth League. The probe would focus on all Nkabinde’s companies,” he said.
Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed to reporters that the opposition party truly opened a case against an individual, whom they will unveil at a later stage.
“The case was handed over to us yesterday (Wednesday) and our investigators from the Commercial Crime Unit are on top of it. There is a lot that we need to look at before we can inform the person who is being implicated,” he said.
Juju opened a can of worms last week when he accused the minister of favouring Nkabinde with tenders. According to the defiant leader, Nkabinde’s record label, Mabala Noise received a whopping sum of R5 million just to hire artists who featured at ANC events.
Malema smashed the minister further by alleging that she has an improper affair with Nkabinde – whom he referred to as ‘Mokonyane’s Ben-10’.
However, the allegation was downplayed by the minister, who claimed that her ministry had no dealing with Mabala Noise. On the other hand, Reggie Nkabinde argued that his relationship with the minister is that of “a mother and a child”.
Nkabinde is a proud owner of 24 companies that deal in construction, steel, publishing and investment, among others. The flamboyant businessman also co-owns record label Mabala Noise Entertainment with DJ Bongz [a long time business partner].