Alleged Fraudster & Sex Pest Kalawe Instigated Myeni’s CIPC Probe

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The man who instigated the Companies & Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) probe into SAA Chairperson Dudu Myeni is former SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe who was facing a litany of charges at the time of his departure from the airline in 2014. Lawyers for Myeni revealed this information at the Companies Tribunal into claims that she misrepresented information to the then Minister of Public Enterprises, Malusi Gigaba.

The story begins with the failed efforts by Kalawe and self-confessed former spy, Paul O Sullivan, to unseat Myeni. The two were found to have forged bank statements that showed Myeni had bank accounts abroad with money which they alleged were kick backs from tenders to procure aircrafts.

In a raid on O’Sullivan’s home in April of 2015, following his demands for Myeni to vacate her position, computers, documents and cellphones were seized. It was discovered the bank statements and accounts were forgeries.

In a twist to the story, O Sullivan then laid charges of fraud and forgery against a third party – Mogale City COO Abednego Mbulawa, who the former spy alleged was the source of the forged documents. It was discovered that Kalawe had deposited R150 000 into Mbulawa’s bank account which he (Mbulawa) said had been for consultancy work he did for Kalawe and not to pay-off the sources who gave him the forged documents.

All three appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court last year on charges of fraud, extortion, intimidation and uttering.

Kalawe was suspended in 2013. In a protracted legal case, he failed in his bid to stop his disciplinary hearing and to overturn his suspension in the Labour Court.

Advocate Cassim SC, at the time, urged SAA and Kalawe to resolve the terms of the latter’s departure from the airline as the relationship had irretrievably broken down.

Kalawe left with a hefty handshake and was able to avoid answering the  litany of charges against him which including corruption, maladministration and flouting the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Bloomberg, at the time of his departure, reported that he had allegedly used company equipment to record colleagues in his fight against claims of sexual harassment and that he had an affair with a colleague.

In his affidavit to the Labour Court, Kalawe said the breakdown in relations between him and Myeni was over the purchase of 23 wide body jets and plans to implement an existing contract for a fleet of new medium range A320 Airbus aircraft.

The request for proposal (RFP) of the 23 wide-body aircrafts he claimed in his affidavit, was made by his predecessor Nico Bezuidenhout, who he alleged had done so without board approval.

In relation to the A320 Airbus transaction he said the board approved the leasing of ten of these using Pembroke Financial Services as the financiers. Myeni he states, wanted only two of these to be leased through the financiers.

Kalawe then instigated this witch hunt which ended with the fabrication of forged documents as “proof” that Myeni had objected to the leases because she got kickbacks.

In the meantime, Myeni, wrote to Gigaba informing him of the board’s decision to lease only two. This was not the board’s resolution. This triggered a complaint to the CIPC which it was revealed yesterday was instigated by Kalawe. In November last year she appeared before the Commission to explain herself and she  has repeatedly denied she deliberately misinformed Gigaba. She has argued that once she noticed her mistake, she rectified the matter with a follow-up letter to the Minister. She was issued with a compliance notice which her lawyers want expunged from her record as a director. That hearing was yesterday. The Companies Tribunal has reserved its decision.

 

 

4 Comments on "Alleged Fraudster & Sex Pest Kalawe Instigated Myeni’s CIPC Probe"

  1. It is strange that a shady character like Paul O’Sullivan is used wherever there are scores to be settled between officials in Government Departments and SOEs.
    He was used against Commissioner Kgomotso Pahlane who has since been removed from the position of Acting National Police Commissioner based on the investigations by this very dodgy O’Sullivan.
    Now there he (O’Sullivan)is again,forging documents to have Ms Dudu Myeni removed from the SAA.
    I noticed that Robert McBride was also using this O’Sullivan guy to settle the score between himself (McBride)and Commissioner Kgomotso Pahlane.
    Who does Paul O’Sullivan work for? Are our Spies and Detectives so incompetent that we need a service of a dodgy character like Paul O’Sullivan?
    I remember one day watching TV and there he is (Paul O’Sullivan) boasting and saying that he will remove Commissioner Pahlane like he did to former and late Police Chief, Mr. Jackie Selebi.
    Now, one begins to wonder; Were the charges against Mr. Jackie Selebi for real? or it was just Paul O’Sullivan being spiteful and wanted to show that a white man will alaways have his way in South Africa? No matter how bad he is. Because as far as I can remember, Paul O’Sullivan has been linked to criminality wherever he goes. Forgering Documents and trespassing into properties to carry out his dubious investigation without any authority.
    And now another WMC Proxy, Julias Malaema is going to ask his masters in the USA to come and do some investigation in this country. That means we are going to have many Paul O’Sullivans
    as far as I know South Africa is a Sovereign State with its own capable Law Enforcement Agencies and cannot be dictated to by other country whether USA or any other country, on how it should run its matters.
    We don’t need Paul O’Sullivans here.

    • Pinky Khoabane | June 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm | Reply

      Paul O Sullivan is a spy. And I really wonder who he works for and why it is that he’s so trusted.And what is this obsession with police commissioners, the airport and SAA?
      In another country he would be thrown out.

  2. We also don’t need Monwabisi Kalawe here.
    He must go and join other White Monopoly Capital surrogates like Sipho Pityana, Fytjie Mentoor, Julias Malema, Mcebisi Jonas, Pravin Gordhan, Trevor Manuel, Mmusi Maimane, the SACC and the rest.
    People like him are shameless and are not useful in the Radical Socio Economic Transformation Struggle of this country.

  3. Sipho Sithole | June 20, 2017 at 6:20 pm | Reply

    whenever there is a black struggle there will always be house niggers….yes massa no massa

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