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Presidency questions Arthur Fraser’s motives & timing of case against Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office says the motive and timing of former State Security Agency head Arthur Fraser’s criminal case against him needs to be questioned.

The Presidency confirmed on Thursday that a robbery occurred on Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm in Limpopo in February 2020 but denied wrongdoing on his part.

Instead, the Presidency raised suspicion as to why Fraser went public about the robbery two years after it occurred.

Fraser has opened a criminal case against the president, claiming that he had concealed a criminal incident.

The president’s spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said that Fraser’s credibility and reasons for opening a criminal case against the president should be interrogated because he had ample opportunity to ascertain facts directly from the president.

“Mr Fraser was part of the security cluster. He had access to the president,” Magwenya said.

The Presidency said that while it could not detail the exact amount that was stolen, the US$4 million detailed by Fraser was an exaggeration.

Magwenya said that while Ramaphosa reported the incident to the police, he didn’t want to make a public spectacle about it because he wanted to avoid panic and anxiety within the farming community.


In other news – Drama as Somizi demands his money back after spending R30 000 on a night out with friends

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo revealed that he made his entourage pay him back R3000 each after he footed a R30 000 bill on a night out in Cape Town, on the latest episode of his reality show which was released on Showmaxon Wednesday 1 June.


Somizi Mhlongo revealed that he asked his entourage to each pay him back R3000 after he was left to foot a R30 000 bill on a night out in Cape Town – in a conversation with his friend Ndo Maleho. Learn More