Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly appeared before the African National Congress (ANC) integrity commission this week over the alleged concealment of a theft at his luxury farmhouse.
According to EWN, a report on the discussions was yet to be released.
“As soon as the integrity is done with the report, they will put it forward to us for consideration,” the report quoted ANC’s national spokesperson Pule Mabe as saying.
Mabe was speaking on the sidelines of the ANC’s policy conference currently under way at Nasrec.
Sowetan Live reported that Ramaphosa appeared before the commission on Tuesday, adding that he was expected to return for a second round.
Ramaphosa has been accused of corruption in connection with the theft of $4 million in cash from his Phala Phala game farm after the former State Security Agency (SSA) director Arthur Fraser filed a criminal complaint against him in June 2022 for alleged money laundering, kidnapping and concealing a crime.
Ramaphosa has previously acknowledged the burglary but disputed the amount of money involved and said the cash came from legitimate sales of game at his farm.
He denied the alleged kidnapping and bribery, saying he reported the burglary to the police after he had learned of it.
South Africa’s top anti-corruption official has opened a case into the affair.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu