Durban - Durban businessman Wessel Jacobs has broken his silence about his relationship and the R4million Cape Town house that DA leader Mmusi Maimane and his family lives in.
Jacobs, who was thrust into the limelight after it was reported last week that Maimane initially declared in a parliamentary register that he owned the Claremont home but later said he was a tenant there. It was reported, through a deed search, that the Claremont house belonged to Jacobs.
The businessman confirmed to the Sunday Tribune that one of his companies bought the house “in October 2017 as an investment property that is located in a well-established suburb”.
Jacobs, who grew up in Vryheid (northern KwaZulu-Natal) has since been a long time Durban resident.
He has many business interests and served on numerous company boards, which includes being a former non-executive director at Ithala bank.