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“My conscience is clear,” says Ramaphosa on Phala Phala

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says he has nothing to hide in the burglary and robbery case of his Phala Phala farm in Limpopo.
Ramaphosa maintains that the thousands of US dollars stolen from the farm in 2020 were proceeds from the sale of buffalos to Sudanese businessman, Hazim Musatafa.
The President has been dominating the headlines after former spy boss, Arthur Fraser accused, him of using state resources to conceal the multi-million dollar theft.
A number of crucial public entities, including the Public Protector and the South African Reserve Bank, have since cleared him of any wrongdoing in the matter.
Despite this, however, the controversial saga continues to cast a dark cloud over Ramaphosa’s administration. Some South Africans have even gone as far as branding the President a liar.
The president, however, says he remains unfazed and doesn’t believe that the saga will have an impact on the ANC’s performance at this year’s hotly contested polls.
This as some political parties continue to wave the Phala Phala flag at any chance they get, serving as a reminder to citizens ahead of the much-anticipated general elections in the next few months.
Siblings, David Joseph (27) and Frolina Joseph (31) and their co-accused, Imanuewela David (39) are on trial for the crime at the President’s farm and have been charged with robbery and theft.
The siblings were released on bail, while David who is the alleged mastermind of the theft, was denied bail by the Bela Bela Magistrates’ Court.

Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza

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