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Arthur Mafokate Shares His Side Of The Story On Fraud Accusations

Arthur Mafokate Shares His Side Of The Story On Fraud Accusations. A statement was released on the 13th of January 2023 by the Special Investigating Unit (SUI) after they found five non- profit organizations that received grant funding of approximately R56,3 million for community projects in South Africa. Kwatio star, producer and businessman, Arthur Mafokate was one of them.

The Kwaito hitmaker is part of one of the non- profit organization as a Director of the organization, South African Art and Development Association. “SAADA applied for granting funding to assist unemployed youth in the poor and rural areas of the country to impact skills in music, business video, film production, dance and overall business of radio in South Africa”, said the Spokesperson of SUI.

The Special Investigating Unit released statements and revealed that Mafokate’s organization used the funding to purchase luxury properties located in Midrand, Pretoria and Capetown. The properties are set to be forfeited due to unlawful activities performed by musician. “The properties therefore constitute proceeds of unlawful activities hence the application for a presentation order pending the final determination of the application for final forfeiture”, said spokesperson for SUI.

Mafokate revealed In an attempt to set the record straight and tell his side of the story, Arthur had an interview in which he said he is accused of fraud and unlawful activities. Whilst he did not point out whether the allegations against him were true or false he however uttered that the information surfacing on the media is somewhat false. “It is a one sided story… and there is this source that is always attacking artist, and most of these things are not factual”, said Mafokate.

He further added that his businesses were affected after the allegations were made against him because of the misinformation in the media which he claims was released by a person he considered family, and was not afraid to call out known as Brian. Mafokate said this is a misrepresentation of the state by adding extra information that does not exist regarding his fraud allegations.

After facing backlash on social media for how he behaved during the interview, Arthur tweeted a photo of himself at his farm with the caption, “Just to inspire young ones, please note that in 5 years there will be food shortage in South Africa and you better prepare now and stop spending too much time on social media, life is good out there.”

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