Dec 7, 2022

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Former spy boss lays criminal charges against Ramaphosa

In what appears to be a carefully timed attack on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bid for a second term as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the country, the country’s former spy chief executive has filed a litany of criminal charges against Ramaphosa.

Former Director-General of the State Security Agency (SSA), Arthur Fraser, filed charges of theft and kidnapping against Ramaphosa late on Wednesday (June 1, 2022).

The South African President denied them denounced any criminal activity on his part and said the matter had been reported to the police at the time.

Fraser’s appointment to the top post of administrative espionage was made by ex-President Jacob Zuma. He has been cited as allegedly part of the broader “state conquest” effort to seize control of government agencies and entities for private gain.

Zuma’s Release

Fraser was arrested by Ramaphosa as a spy boss and moved to another government department, the Correctional Service, where he made the also highly controversial decision last year to release Zuma early from prison on medical parole, in violation of the advice of the Medical Parole Board , who was supposed to make such decisions.

Zuma was sentenced in July by the Constitutional Court to a prison term for disobeying orders from that court, which had sparked widespread rioting, looting and arson, mainly in Zuma’s home province of KwaZulu- Natal took place and killed about 337 people and left behind a billion dollar e trail of destruction.

Allegations

The timing of the charges brought by Fraser against Ramaphosa, which bizarrely include a claim that Ramaphosa somehow “stole” several million dollars from his own farm , is suspicious to us, on the same day that began a nearly 10-year civil court saga involving lawsuits brought by families of “massacred” protesting miners killed by police in Marikana in August 2012.

< p>So long -Running Matter, Ramaphosa – then an executive at the mining company whose striking miners were protesting, sometimes violently, in Marikana in South Africa’s north-western province, near Rustenburg and about 120 km from Johannesburg – is said to be ultimately responsible Be a person.

About 360 “affected parties” are involved in this action, during which the survivors and families of the 34 miners killed have issued an apology from Ramaphosa, who sent an email the day before the shooting, calling some the miners’ actions “criminal,” there were incidents of violence, and demanding action.

Fraser’s allegations appeared timely coinciding with the case in which this case finally came to trial – and seem likely to be part of the play-off of factional movements in the ruling ANC regarding the movement s are now underway by Zuma-aligned elements in the party to Ramaphosa in December of ousting the top spot when the ANC meets for its five-year leadership election conference.

Last week, Fraser charged perjury against him in a Ramaphosa-appointed State Security Agency investigation under Fraser’s administrative leadership, with the forthcoming final report of Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on his three-year state Conquest Inquiry With Fair Certainty cites Fraser as a key player in the “capture” and “neutralization” of the SSA in the Zuma era.

In his indictment against Ramaphosa, Fraser said that Ramaphosa was responsible for the theft of $4 million from his farm, Phala in the Waterberg district of Limpopo province near the border with Zimbabwe had “covered up” and paid people with this “cover-up”.

Fraser adds that the South African President was also guilty of ignoring the targets of the judiciary tripping and kidnapping suspects who were allegedly being interrogated at his farm.

In a media statement Fraser claims he filed a formal criminal complaint against Ramaphosa at Rosebank Police Station yesterday (Wednesday 1 June). Johannesburg, adding that he has provided the police with supporting documents, including photographs, bank accounts and video footage.

“Today I took the unprecedented step of indicting His Excellency the Republic of South Africa, Matam ela Cyril Ramaphosa, to raise. The details of the charges and supporting evidence, including photographs, bank accounts, video footage and names, are included in my statement,” Fraser said.

“The charges relate to the theft of millions of US dollars (excess ). of $4 million) hidden on the premises of the President’s phala farm in Waterberg, Limpopo by criminals conspiring with his (Ramaphosa’s) domestic servants for purposes of justice, kidnapping suspects, interrogating them on his property and bribery. The President concealed the crime from (the police) and (the state tax collector) and then paid those responsible for their silence,” Fraser adds.

A police spokesman confirmed that criminal proceedings had been opened against Ramaphosa . who has today denied Fraser’s allegations of criminal conduct and confirmed that there had been a robbery at his Limpopo farm in February 2020 in which funds from the sale of game were stolen and that the head of the Presidential Protection Unit, a unit within the SA police services.

Farm burglary

Fraser said in his statement that the burglary at Ramaphosa’s farm took place on February 9, 2020, adding that Ramaphosa’s behavior and the by others involved “represent a violation” of South Africa’s laws designed to combat mafia-style organized crime.

“I have confidence that the police and law enforcement will investigate this matter without fear or favor.” . I also trust that the President will take the nation into his confidence and accept or deny that the events described in my affidavit occurred on his property,” Fraser said.

A police spokesman confirmed, that a criminal case has been opened against Ramaphosa.

Fraser gave the National Prosecutor’s Office seven days last week to respond to his request that the head of a Ramaphosa-appointed State Security Agency investigation condemn Fraser , is facing charges of perjury.

The move was seen in legal circles as a precautionary measure to avert the likely further damning findings by Judge Zondo regarding the South African Security Agency, where black funds were routinely misused, according to witnesses brought before Zondo to personal gain by agency employees, wasted funds and the political imperatives of high-profile individuals, including Zuma and his allies, become an agency priority rather than national security, with many other alleged abuses also occurring.