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Phala Phala: DA approaches FBI to investigate stolen US currency stuffed in a couch

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it has submitted a written request to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to look into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s possible involvement in money laundering.

In a scandal that received a great deal of public attention, Cyril Ramaphosa is accused of committing money laundering, tax evasion, corruption, kidnapping, and bribery in order to get back millions of dollars hidden in a sofa at the Phala Phala game farm and then to conceal this wrongdoing.

“We have requested that the FBI investigate whether the US dollars were brought into South Africa legitimately and declared to the appropriate authorities,” said DA leader John Steenhuisen.

The DA has recommended ledgers requested from President Ramaphosa to determine identities of those involved in the suspicious cash transactions.

“A cash transaction within South Africa involving $4 million is deeply suspicious, and more so since the cash was then hidden in furniture, and its theft was investigated off the record and covered up, he said.

Steenhuisen said the DA has already written to the South African Reserve Bank and the South African Revenue Services requesting investigations.

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