Social media has been mocking Eskom CEO relentlessly since he tried to make light of cellphone evidence gathered by former public protector Thuli Madonsela placing him at the Guptas’ Saxonwold compound.
He denied visiting the family at their home, saying “there’s a shebeen there in that area”. The “State of Capture” report showed that from 2 August 2015 to 22 March 2016, Molefe called Ajay Gupta a total of 44 times and he called Molefe 14 times.eish
The comment, however, elicited an angry response from the Saxonwold and Parkwood Residents’ Association on Thursday.
Molefe had broken down in tears as he hit back at these details during an Eskom results presentation.
“My cellphone reflects that I was in Saxonwold 14 times, close to the herd of proverbial goats. My cellphone reflects I was in the area,” Molefe said.
“There’s a shebeen there, two streets away from the Gupta(s). I will not admit or deny that I’ve gone to the shebeen. But there is a shebeen there.”
Turvey denied that there was a shebeen in the upmarket area near the Joburg zoo.
She told News24: “We would appreciate if Mr Molefe would tell us the address of this shebeen because if there is one it must be illegal and then must be closed down,” she said.
Now, however, Google Maps appears to have “found” the shebeen, and it’s even been “reviewed” a number of times since yesterday.
Google users are able to place real of imaginary places on the map, and no points for guessing which category the shebeen falls into. Someone even uploaded a photoshopped image of signage from the Guptas’ computer company, making fun of how President Jacob Zuma is known as “Number 1” after the Guptas controversially used a national air force base to fly in their wedding guests.
The shebeen is apparently open all day and night long.
Some of the “reviews” continue the mockery further, with drinks such as the “Capturinha” and a complaint about Zuma’s favourite song, Umshini Wami, being played too much.
The “shebeen”, not coincidentally, seems to be suspiciously closely situated to where the Guptas’ actual home can be found.
Sightings of the shebeen have also been popping up on Twitter: