Tokyo Sexwale: I was not scammed but left ‘high and dry’ by comrade

Tokyo Sexwale: I was not scammed but left ‘high and dry’ by comrade

An emotional Tokyo Sexwale told the media on Thursday how he was not scammed when he was asked to be a co-administrator of the Heritage Fund.

Tokyo Sexwale (L), South African businessman and former politician, and Gianni Infantino, general secretary of the European soccer federation UEFA, both candidates for the presidency of world football's governing body FIFA, address the media in Cape Town

He also told journalists how he was left "high and dry" by his compatriots, including South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and President Cyril Ramaphosa when he approached them with the fund. 

Sexwale was cast in the spotlight this week, after claiming that money meant to fund the country's needs had been stolen.

This money, allegedly from the Heritage Fund was meant to provide free education and development in the country.

"Don't hit me with bricks and pour eggs and scones on me on the internet, and WhatsApp without knowing this history.

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"You are scammed by someone who doesn't tell you this. Who is scamming who here. I need help from my comrades.

"They have means in the Presidency and the bank and Treasury to check anything on this matter, I am left high and dry."

During the press briefing, Sexwale was also asked to provide proof of the money from the Heritage Fund, but opted to ask journalists to help him investigate where the money is.

"I can't show you the money because I am trying to get it out, but I am telling you my account.

"Help me with investigative journalists. I have got no bags, I don't have the corruption to show you the money. I have shown you the money, as an investigative journalist.”

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