Jun 28, 2022

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‘I guess Ramaphosa has lost faith in the police’ — Herman Mashaba on farm burglary

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s loss of confidence in the police service is the only plausible reason why he has not reported the theft of money from his phala phala farm in Limpopo, says ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba.

Mashaba and One The SA movement’s chief activist, Mmusi Maimane, complained about Ramaphosa’s stolen millions and his failure to inform the police of the theft.

I guess the president has the confidence then in the lost police service, concerned about reporting [the] theft of large amounts of US currency from his farm. I’m trying to find a credible reason for his decision not to come forward. I’ll await his response,” Mashaba said.

Maimane questioned a promise by the president that he would take his son Andile to the nearest police station in response to allegations of crime against him him. Maimane said there was no point in him failing to report his own break-in.

“Balance me? The president told the nation that he would even take his own son straight to the police station if he suspected a crime but then failed to report a crime to the police station when a large sum of foreign currency was stolen from him,” Maimane said Tuesday .

Ramaphosa has been embroiled in controversy after ex-spy boss Arthur Fraser filed a criminal complaint against him at Rosebank Police Station last week alleging “the theft of millions of dollars (reportedly in excess of $4 million) stashed on the premises of the President’s Phala Phala farm in Waterberg by criminals who were [allegedly] colluding with his domestic worker”.

Fraser accused Ramaphosa of concealing the crime from police and/or the SA Revenue Service and claimed to have evidence showing the incident took place in February 2020 t.

Ramaphosa has denied involvement in criminal activities.

said his spokesman Vincent Magwenya Ramaphosa reported the incident to the head of the Police Service’s Presidential Protection Unit for investigation.

Police Minister Bheki Cele told journalists on Friday he was not privy to cases being investigated by authorities and police are reporting to him not directly about ongoing investigations.

“Nobody reports cases to me. They’re investigating, they’re taking them to court, and I’m going to see a lot of those cases in court. This one opened a few days ago. Like all other cases, he is being investigated.”

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