Malema says Ramaphosa must step aside over farm theft probe

Malema says Ramaphosa must step aside over farm theft probe

The EFF says President Cyril Ramaphosa must step aside while the investigation continues into the theft of foreign currency at his Limpopo farm.

EFF Julius Malema June '22
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The theft at Ramaphosa's property came to light last week after former spy boss Arthur Fraser opened a criminal case against the president, accusing him of kidnapping and bribery.

Fraser claims millions of dollars were stolen from the farm.

He alleges Ramaphosa sent people to find and interrogate the suspects and later paid the culprits to keep them quiet.

READ: Arthur Fraser lays charges of kidnapping, bribery against Ramaphosa

The president has confirmed the theft but denies any criminal wrongdoing.

EFF leader Julius Malema was speaking about the matter at a press conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

"No policeman will investigate a sitting president who has violated laws in order to avoid justice.

"Ramaphosa has established himself as an individual who will go to great length to avoid accountability and his going to continue to stay as a president while this matter is being investigated will jeopardise his case."

Malema says they've put together a team led by Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi to look into constitutional provisions to have Ramaphosa step aside.

He says those questioning Fraser's credibility should also check themselves. 

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"Because it is a political favourite who has being implicated, because it was the same Cyril Ramaphosa who appointed Arthur Fraser as the national commissioner of correctional services.

"Fraser was not prematurely removed, he did not resign under a cloud of scandal and he was never implicated in any wrongdoing. Any attempt to now and question his integrity is opportunistic and baseless."  


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