VBS Mutual Bank 'can't be saved'

JOHANNESBURG  - Forensic investigator Advocate Terry Motau, who was tasked with investigating rot at the institution says VBS Mutual Bank can't be saved.

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R1.8-billion was squandered by dozens of people over 3 years.

The Venda king received R17-million from the bank while VBS chairman Tshifhiwa Matodzi received R325-million.

Motau said hardly anyone in a position of authority at the bank isn't in some way complicit in its demise.

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He's recommended that those involved be criminally charged.

The forensic investigation by the South African Reserve Bank into VBS's affairs has found almost 2-billion rand was lost by the bank, in what's been termed a heist. Forensic investigator Advocate Terry Motau says there is no prospect of saving the bank as it is corrupt and rotten to the core.