The Limpopo woman who opened a case of rape against ANC Waterberg regional chairman Tony Mashamaite has allegedly confessed to her boyfriend that she was paid R150000 to frame the intrepid politician.
Mashamaite handed himself over to the police after the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, alleged that he raped her at a hotel room in Mokopane, Limpopo, earlier this year.
The woman's little secret was exposed by her boyfriend in an affidavit he made at Olifantsfontein police station outside Tembisa in Gauteng on November 19.
The affidavit reads in part: " ... she did not disclose to me the names of the people who framed Mr Mashamaite with the rape case or people who set up the whole thing, but the only thing she told me is that the rape case against Mr Mashamaite was not real but merely a framework by fellow comrades."
The man also sent to the police WhatsApp messages between him and the woman. He also gave police recorded telephone conversations between them.
Some of the messages read as follows:
[11/26, 10:25] Man: You must drop this framed rape charges, serious.
[11/26, 10:27] Woman: Watseba ke ya titshola (I regret, you know).
[11/26, 10:28] Man: For what cause? What you did is a sin in front of God.
[11/26, 10:28] Woman: Le wena u did some things tse di bad for money my dear, o sa I dira a better person ka nna. (You've also done bad things for money as well, don't try to act all innocent).
In the recorded conversation which Sunday World has heard, a woman's voice said: "So how am I going to pay them the R150000 they paid us to do this job if I cancel this case?"
The woman said the other reason she framed Mashamaite was because he made her aunt lose her job at the Waterberg municipality. The woman refused to comment when contacted.
Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe said they would not comment because "the matter is sub judice".
Mashamaite's lawyer Jerry Koma said they would ask the court to strike the case off the roll when his client appears in the Mokopane Regional Court tomorrow.