Who paid Zuma's lawyer in R10bn grants tender?

Who paid Zuma's lawyer in R10bn grants tender?

2013-09-15 17:07

Johannesburg - Corruption Watch is demanding answers about the role of President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Michael Hulley in a R10bn tender to distribute social grants, The Sunday Independent reported.

In submissions to the Constitutional Court, which heard the matter this week, Corruption Watch reportedly said it wanted to know "who did pay Mr Hulley?".

Corruption Watch sought intervention as a friend of the court in the case brought by Absa subsidiary AllPay against the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the winning bidder of the tender, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

AllPay reportedly lost the multibillion-rand contract to CPS, but sought leave to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal's March judgment, which among other things admitted there were "inconsequential irregularities" but said these would not have changed the outcome of the tender.

According to The Sunday Independent, Corruption Watch said Hulley was appointed by Sassa as a strategic adviser for the tender process on an ad hoc basis and for R21 000 a day.

Sassa strategy and business development executive manager Raphaahle Ramokgopa reportedly admitted that Hulley had not sent invoices to Sassa and was not paid by the agency.

Throughout the court case there had been claims that Hulley was paid by CPS, but Sassa and the company have denied this, according to the newspaper.

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-09-15 17:16

    Breathtaking corruption. Only fools vote anc

      Don Tandy - 2013-09-15 19:04

      Showerhead. - a fool, elected by fools to lead fools.

      King OfThiefs - 2013-09-15 20:00

      Corrupted fool Jkandla Zhowerhead and Republic Gupta

      Freddy van Wijk - 2013-09-15 22:34

      The end product Don is "stools"(toilet version).

      sxp - 2013-09-16 10:21

      Only fools think that a uni-state can succeed.

      Badger - 2013-09-16 10:49

      WTF is going on ???? R 10 BILLION in tender frauds, R 12 BILLION unacounted for, R 50 000.00 on fast food. We need to NO, HAVE TO get rid of the ANC as soon as possible, seriously.

  • Lwandile Mabusela - 2013-09-15 17:18

    21000 a day of tax payers money? Why? I mean I am sure if SASSA had nothing to hide they could have used another lawyer who was going to charge less than that or not even employ one.

      Linds Ron-House - 2013-09-15 18:09

      When you work with huge contracts then you cannot do without lawyers. We have 3 full time attorneys at the office because we work with multi-billion contracts. They get extremely complicated, such that some of the issues are referred to Senior Council for advice. It is not about hiding things but ensuring that the company is fully protected. The rate of R21,000 a day is the going rate. Senior Council charge an average of R28,000.

      Graham Du Toit - 2013-09-16 04:58

      Linds - he is not council but a plain liar I mean lawyer who's main client is a common criminal

      Linds Ron-House - 2013-09-16 08:13

      @Bobby, how I wish that was true! Lol

      Ken O'Connell - 2013-09-16 09:26

      Linds, the problem is not the amount, your explanation is quite fair, the problem is nobody wants to own up to paying Hulley. Why?

      Linds Ron-House - 2013-09-16 09:42

      @Ken, I agree with your point. I listened to the Chairman of Corruption Watch this morning. He is also not sure if Hulley was in fact paid. All they know is that he was contracted for R21,000 a day.

      Linds Ron-House - 2013-09-16 09:51

      @Graham, you need to understand that a lawyer can represent anyone. The relationship between a lawyer and client is a professional one. It doesn't mean that the lawyer supports or even condones the client's alleged wrongdoing. Can you now discredit the lawyers who represented Shaik, Selebi and now Pretorious based on who they represented?

      Magda Henning Human - 2013-09-16 14:06

      I agree with you Lwandile. He is getting 21000 per day and our pensioners is only getting R1200.00 per month. I'ts a disgrace.

      Danny Harris - 2013-09-16 19:22

      This is exactly why the ANC government should not be allowed anywhere near the National Development Plan - the money will disappear like sand through cracks in the floor!!!!

  • Themba Wa Ka Mfundzi - 2013-09-15 17:24

    This is too much..........only fools vote ANC

      Faith Bokaba - 2013-09-15 17:52

      People benefit from the leadership we have.

      Zenith Rayner - 2013-09-15 18:46

      You are right themba only foooools.

      Don Tandy - 2013-09-16 07:35

      @Faith - who benefits besides showerhead and his gang of thieves? Anarchy Nepotism Corruption - business as usual on the gravy train.

      Gemma van der Merwe - 2013-09-16 08:26

      @Faith. How much more do you think people can benefit if they don't spend R200 million+ on homesteads or R2.5 million on a week long holiday? At least 5 people could have gotten houses on the holiday money alone.

      Jabulani Samuel - 2013-09-16 10:14

      We can be called fools is ok ,but as long as we are not being governed by oppressors,who despises us

      Armstrong Dreadnaught - 2013-09-16 10:24

      @ Themba - Tell your friends to boycott the anc. We have had enough of this corruption.

  • Regina Riley - 2013-09-15 17:28

    All we hear is corruption, corruption, corruption... But is there any action taken against it... NO!!! All the evidence is there, it couldn't be any more obvious... So why put it out there if noting is going to be done about it!!!!

      Bobby Rosewood - 2013-09-15 21:02

      For you to do something about it, hun.

  • Hasani P - 2013-09-15 17:29

    God help SA

      Victor van der Walt - 2013-09-15 20:00

      Sorry god gave up a long time ago with these idiots..........

  • Mzimnene Siganeko - 2013-09-15 17:37

    I always wondered if this zuma lawyer is not corrupt. my fears have been confirmed. it means every person that supports the showerhead has something to gain. eish our country is going to the wolves. its sad becz some people are still driven by loyalty to anc and are too blind to see that our country is going down.

  • Xondra Barton - 2013-09-15 17:40

    ask Hulley he's sure to divulge if he got paid and by whom - oh I forgot he is Zuma's attorney. is it possible to ascertain just exactly how much he gets from Government every year??

      Babs Putar - 2013-09-16 09:21

      No chance that he will ever come out with the truth - just look who his main client is!!!!

  • Xondra Barton - 2013-09-15 17:42

    then just ask him if he got paid and by whom. After all he is an attorney and is supposed to be a pillar of honesty and integrity in the community

      Joe Irwin - 2013-09-16 12:37

      Xondra, I nearly choked when I read your comment. Made my day.

  • Diana Duduzile Dyasi - 2013-09-15 17:52

    What matters is that, he got it. So whaaaat??

      Ritz40 - 2013-09-15 18:04


      Heyta Kone - 2013-09-16 06:45

      stupid is what stupid does

      Armstrong Dreadnaught - 2013-09-16 10:28


      Magda Henning Human - 2013-09-16 14:10

      ANC troll

  • WE Werner - 2013-09-15 18:21

    This is the same person ,one of the ex directors in Aurora mining

  • Garth Meister - 2013-09-15 18:24

    how can anyone justify paying R21000 a day??

      Victor van der Walt - 2013-09-15 20:01

      Easy they are thieves.

  • Nghamula Mdunwazi - 2013-09-15 18:25

    People always claim we hate zuma when we say he's corrupt.so those who assisting him will benefit by every means,but when you mess up SARS and NPA will take u down.

      Bobby Rosewood - 2013-09-15 21:04

      Only when you are not part of the circle, my friend.

  • Bryan Culross - 2013-09-15 18:51

    When all is said and done it is Maria Ramos (ABSA) taking on the ANC who she is a member of. How does the saying go: hoist by your own petard

  • Staczen Ngoeper - 2013-09-15 18:53

    "corruption watch"?does this phrase exist?or the editor made a mistake?it should have took it cause on aidswasher's corruption.

  • Thembinkosi Jozie - 2013-09-15 18:57

    R10billion tender and zuma's name in one sentence? I stopped reading right there.That simply means corruption

  • Bongeka - 2013-09-15 19:05

    Eish! If I was the president whose name is always mentioned when they investigate corruption activities within government departments, I would have stepped down. Just for the sake of peace and the country's stability. But no, they just want to make sure that they milk this country dry and bring it down to its knees. And when their term in office expires they'll be smiling because they'll have fat bank balances invested abroad. But let SA decide about the future of our country. Amen.

      Clement Mokone - 2013-09-15 20:36

      I agree with you. Zuma wants to destroy this country . I encourage DA to fight against zuma and his forces. To bring him to face all his charges.

      Armstrong Dreadnaught - 2013-09-16 10:32

      Time for change! Vote DA! Get rid of the corrupt oligarchs!

  • Neal Badenhorst - 2013-09-15 19:22

    There MUST be a way to inform the ANC's traditional voters about this. Poor people are being exploited behind a veil of political correctness!

  • israel.ntlatleng - 2013-09-15 19:37

    I'm sick and tired of Zuma, he can go to hell for all I care. ANC can rule till Jesus come back, I don't care. All I know is that ANC will never count in my vote. ANC and Zuma they are now really irritating.

      Babs Putar - 2013-09-16 09:23

      Bully for you!!!! Give your vote to a party that deserves your vote, but most definitely not the ANC

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2013-09-15 19:50

    Shower head learned from bob.. 1st I steal for myself, then for my family, then for my friends, then there is nothing left to steal!!! I have a dream, that 1day the un educated massess will wake up and stop beliveing the anc lies. They can't kill u if u don't vote for them!!

  • Lucky Mashavha - 2013-09-15 20:10

    It is obvious Number 1

  • Steven Mbesi - 2013-09-15 21:37

    Im so concern de way Our SA President every quota of months is having a scandal , wen I read news I come across his name .wat should be done Ma Africa amahle

      Hawks Upon You Madonsela - 2013-09-17 23:40

      Simple, do not vote the ruling party in.

  • Yamnkela Somi - 2013-09-16 07:29

    I smell Corruption.

  • John Stoltz - 2013-09-16 07:29

    In their feeble minds, what they are diong is justifiable and within their frame of ethical reference ! May my hands fall off the day I vote ANC ! What drives a person to vote for a bunch of dishonest, racist money grabbing fools ??

  • Sisie Indola - 2013-09-16 07:35

    Is there actually anyone in government who is honest, credible, there because they have a passion, have ethics. Or am i just living in a dreamworld.

      Hawks Upon You Madonsela - 2013-09-17 23:41

      Thuli Madonsela ... The rest are pure rubbish.

  • Triumphant Voice - 2013-09-16 08:27

    You read so many of these corruption related articles, and what I wonder is how a Man in power has no honour. How his supporters can tolerate a so called leader who is blatantly in the centre of thievery and corruption and yet he continues to rule. In a proper, civilised society, barely 1% of the rubbish he is associated with would have launched an impeachment proceedings, vote of no confidence etc. Yet, he continues to rule.

      Babs Putar - 2013-09-16 09:30

      Everyone sitting in the inner circle is hoping that they will benefit from the fall-out. Every one of the top brass in the ANC who voted this man in as leader of the ANC and then as President are to be blamed for the mess we find ourselves in. One would have thought they would have made a better choice. Mbeki was not the greatest, but far better that the present one who is pulling this country down the sewer.

      Jabulani Samuel - 2013-09-16 09:58

      Blaming him for corruption is useless as long as no one is standing up and bring tangible evidence for any suspicious tender deal and not a show of hatred to the man,may be people would start to believe and take the allegations seriously.

  • Arthur Salvado - 2013-09-16 09:26

    And yet, we complain again. Powerless we remain. ANC is all powerfully . Scumbags the lot of them

  • Colin Murray - 2013-09-16 09:59

    Unfortunately these "fools" are the very citizens who have no jobs and rely on government hand outs to servive, just. The other side of this tale is that the starving masses are threatened that if they don't vote cANCer their SASSA payments and other hand outs will cease forth with and are not capable of thinking for themselves so believe this.

  • Ronn Lebese - 2013-09-16 10:08

    i wish i was the son of this man, i will enjoying millions of rands daily.

  • Ronn Lebese - 2013-09-16 10:18

    Eish! everyday is Billions of Rand vs Zuma. Yesterday it was Kulubushe Zuma having lost millions of rands . Today is Zuma against 10 billions, Nkandlagate and many more. Realy sombody must do something about this.

      Hawks Upon You Madonsela - 2013-09-17 23:42

      It starts with your vote ... Against the ruling party.

  • sxp - 2013-09-16 10:19

    R21000 per day, is he Einstein that has found the cure to make idiots live forever?

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-09-16 11:17

    You the taxpayer, paid him.

  • James Smythe - 2013-09-16 13:31

    Why is a 'consultant' like this one needed at all? And what possibly justifies a fee of R21K per DAY? The corruption within this government is now so deep-seated and routine as to have become endemic (endemic - a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location) - and it cannot be fixed without a total change of government.

  • Ruben Maistry - 2013-09-16 14:02


  • Andrew M - 2013-09-17 07:23

    Pay back time to Hulley for services rendered at R21000 a day. An extremely good return, not only as Jacob Zuma's lawyer also a position in the presidency. Just goes to show!

  • John Stoltz - 2013-10-23 16:27

    What more scandelous issues must be made public before our staunch ANC supporters will vote AGANG, DA, COPE, etc ?? Even in the days of NP, such blatant corruption and robbery of state coffers would not go unpunished ! We owe it to our children to give another party/coalition a chance to remedy what the ANC destryoed the last 19 years !!

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