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President Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala game farm theft: Latest developments on the third suspect

The third suspect in the highly anticipated high profile case is set to made his first court appearance on  Friday, in connection with the notorious theft of US$580,000 from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala game farm in Bela Bela, Limpopo in February 2020.

The 27-year-old, apprehended by the Serious Corruption Investigation team at the National Headquarters of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation on Thursday afternoon, will make his appearance in the Bela-Bela Magistrates court today.

According to the Hawks spokesperson, Colonel Katlego Mogale, the suspect is alleged to have had a hand in the house breaking and theft at Phala Phala farm.

The suspect  will join the two others, Imanuwela David, 39, and Froliana Joseph, 30, in the dock for bail application.

David and Joseph were remanded into custody during their first appearance on Tuesday.

The charges of housebreaking, theft, and money laundering may pale in comparison to the full extent of the allegations against them.

Reports suggest that the stolen US dollars, stashed away in unsuspecting couches on Ramaphosa’s lavish farm, were the primary target of this audacious crime. In fact, David is facing an additional count of money laundering, raising the stakes even higher.



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