Two suspects arrested in connection to Phala Phala farm theft
Men to appear in the Bela Bela magistrate’s court
The Hawks have arrested two suspects in connection to the 2020 burglary at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm in Limpopo, where US dollars stuffed in a couch were stolen.
Spokesperson Col Katlego Mogale said the pair, aged 39 and 30, will appear in the Bela Bela magistrate’s court on Tuesday.
She said they were arrested on Sunday and Monday, respectively, on charges of housebreaking and theft.
“The pair was arrested in Rustenburg and Bela Bela, respectively, by the members of the National Serious Corruption Investigation in relation to the Phala Phala farm break [incident] in February 2020. The arrest of the third suspect is imminent,” Mogale said.
Public protector Adv Kholeka Gcaleka cleared Ramaphosa and laid the blame on his bodyguard, Maj-Gen Wally Rhoode.
The South African Reserve Bank also cleared Ramaphosa, saying none of the foreign currency exchange laws were violated
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