Twitter users divided on Tokyo Sexwale donor funds allegations
Twitter users displayed mixed reactions to the businessman’s allegations of a heritage fund he claimed was looted from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and channelled to 18 local commercial banks including various prominent business people in the country.
According to Sexwale, an undisclosed donor of the money, deposited cash into the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, with the view of assisting with philanthropic and humanitarian needs of all governments in Africa and Indian Ocean Island States.
He said the cash deposited amounted to billions in US currency and was supposed to be used to improve infrastructure, free education announced by former president Jacob Zuma a few hours before the start of the ANC elective conference in December 2017.
The National Treasury and SARB released a joint statement denying the allegations claiming there was no such cash under the care of the Reserve Bank and that Sexwale had been scammed.
Sexwale stood by his allegations and has since opened a case with the Hawks.
One user, Aubrey, said he feared for Sexwale’s life.
“I truly fear for Mr Tokyo Sexwale's safety now. His security should be reinforced. Corrupt people are extremely dangerous, they will do anything to protect the stolen billions”.
Another, Jon Modise, said: “I am comforted by the fact that the Donor is a powerful person, who as per #TokyoSexwale, he facilitated the evidence of movements of funds in this acc & he is enquiring as to what is happening. So I would like to think & hope he is not going to let this slide whatever happens.”
Another user said they believed the allegations made by Sexwale.
#TokyoSexwale gave evidence in his press conference. The story is legit. The Hawks have confirmed that a case has been reported regarding the money stolen by Ramaphosa's administration in the Reserve Bank.
Another user, David, said the story seems shaky. but, there are many other witnesses like #McebisiJonas claiming seeing cash-in-bags
Only people backing up #TokyoSexwale are Webb, a jailbird fraudster who never turned up, and Fondse, who calls himself "mandatory of the Chiefs and Kings of Southern Africa“.
odd comparison, but anyway#McebisiJonas claimed he was offered cash in a bag, allegation published by media, no-one charged#TokyoSexwale claimed trillions in an account, allegation literally live-streamed and published by media, no-one charged— David (@zidhiva) April 23, 2021
so what's everyone's problem?
It's telling how #TokyoSexwale is portrayed as a desperate lunatic. A whole Tokyo Sexwale who is well versed with the history of the ANC and how it's spheres of influence has evolved over the years post 1994.— Marita (@KokwaniMarita) April 23, 2021
For me, if #TokyoSegwale was to get us to understand what we did to deserve so much love from the "White Boy Spiritual Trust" to just give us so much money, then perhaps I would begin to believe him @LukhonaMnguni The name itself leaves a lot of questions in my mind.— Ngobeney (@ngobeney) April 23, 2021
#TokyoSexwale. They will make this as if he doesn't make sense, but when the time comes, SA will be owned formally by foreign country. The reason why sometimes South Africa is forced to buy things.Remember the chicken incident from America? Exactly 🚮— Rhulani Gift (@DimitriBlack4) April 23, 2021
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