Police have made two arrests in relation to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala Farm housebreaking and theft. Two suspects aged 39 and 30 will make their first appearance in the Bela Bela Magistrates Court, Limpopo on Tuesday.

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This follows their arrests on Sunday, 05 November 2023, and Monday, 06 November 2023 respectively. They are charged with housebreaking and theft.

Police confirm President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala Farm arrests
President Cyril Ramaphosa

POLICE ISSUE UPDATE ON PHALA PHALA FARM THEFT ARRESTS

The pair were arrested in Rustenburg and Bela Bela, respectively. The arrests were made by the members of the National Serious Corruption Investigation in relation to the farm break-in, in February 2020. The arrest of the third suspect is also imminent.

The Phala Phala Farm scandal has painted President Cyril Ramaphosa in a bad light. But the president was recently cleared by the SA reserve Bank as well as the Public Protector’s office. 

 Yesterday, the Sunday World carried out a report that one of the five men accused of stealing an undisclosed amount of US dollars threw a lavish birthday bash at his swanky lounge in Namibia. It was allegedly paid for by the proceeds of his daring heist.

Erkki Shikongo, is one of the five Namibian nationals accused of breaking into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s farmon February 9, 2020. He allegedly hosted his lavish birthday party north of Namibia and also gave away free food.

HOW THE SCANDAL AT PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA FARM STARTED 

 Former spy chief, Arthur Fraser opened a case against Ramaphosa accusing him of money laundering, corruption, and covering up a large theft of cash.

In a sworn statement, Fraser said thieves had raided Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala game farm found at least $4 million in foreign cash hidden in furniture. 

His statement also included security video footage and also photos. President Ramaphosa has maintained his innocence since the scandal emerged.