ANC fed MP Boy Mamabolo ‘to the hyenas’

A Limpopo royal family has accused the ANC of feeding MP Boy Mamabolo to the “hyenas” after failing to rescue him in his sequestration case against EFF president Julius Malema.

In a heartfelt letter to the governing party’s top brass seen by Sunday World, Kgoshigadi Mphoso Veronica Mamabolo of the Bjatladi Traditional Council in Segopje Village, Ga-Mamabolo, outside Polokwane, pleaded with the party to assist Mamabolo to settle the R173 000 legal bill related to the Malema’s 2020 R2-million defamation case.

This after Mamabolo, a Malema childhood friend-turned-foe, claimed during the state of the nation debate in parliament, and later in a media interview, that Malema was abusing his wife, Mantoa.


“We all understand he took Mr Malema head-on in a bid to protect the ANC and, in particular, the president. It is really sad he has to face the music alone. He is being fed to the hyenas.

“Kgoshigadi Mamabolo MV of Bjatladi Community humbly requests you to intervene on the matter and assist him to settle the required amount of R173 000 owed to Mr Malema by end of business today 31 August 2023 for the matter to be withdrawn,” pleaded Kgoshigadi Mamabolo, the chieftainess of the Bjatladi Traditional Council.

The lawsuit was withdrawn in 2020 after the couple and Mamabolo reached a settlement outside of court. However, it was still anticipated the ANC MP would be responsible for covering legal expenses of R173 000.

In 2021, his failure to pay the amount led to the attachment of his goods. In a turn of events this year, the Malemas sought a sequestration order against Mamabolo’s estate.

When the application was granted, Mamabolo found himself with a limited window of time, August 31, to settle his dues.

Sequestration would have disqualified Mamabolo as an MP, opening a bank account and managing his estate alone.


It is unclear if the ANC came to his rescue, but Kgoshigadi Mamabolo’s letter proved to be the saving grace for Mamabolo, as he managed to pay the R173 000 demanded in the sequestration proceedings in two instalments shortly before the stroke of midnight. Mamabolo made an instalment of R100 000 to the Ian Levitt Attorneys at 11:54pm on deadline day, according to the proof of payment seen by Sunday World.

The second instalment, a sum of R73 854.94, was paid to the same attorneys around 8am the next morning. However, the second amount came from Ezra Matlala Incorporated.

When contacted, Mamabolo denied being assisted to settle his bill but said his fellow ANC comrades had turned their backs on him. He further took the opportunity to refute speculations that he had a childhood fling with Malema’s wife.

“How do you know about the letter from Kgoshigadi? That is a confidential letter. It is sad that people, especially my own comrades, are viewing this issue as a personal one, to the extent of alleging that I dated Mantoa before, which is not true.”

ANC spokesperson Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri failed to respond to a request for comment.

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