A political battle for the ages could be unfolding before our eyes, here. A long time ally of Jacob Zuma, Arthur Fraser, has filed charges against Cyril Ramaphosa – over a bizarre criminal plot that allegedly took place on one of the president’s farms.
Hidden millions, hush money… and kidnapping charges?
According to Arthur Fraser, criminals colluded with Ramaphosa’s domestic workers to get their hands on millions of dollars, hidden within the premises of his farm in Phala Phala, Limpopo. Some of the charges Fraser is bringing against the president include defeating the ends of justice and KIDNAPPING.
- It’s alleged that $4 million was stashed at the property, under Cyril’s nose, and he was ‘oblivious’ to the hidden cash.
- However, once he became aware of what was happening, Arthur Fraser says Ramaphosa tried to cover the whole thing up.
- The evidence Fraser has submitted includes bank accounts, photographs, and video footage.
- Ramaphosa, if charged, would be punished for breaking the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA).
- According to the man pressing charges, the president tried to ‘pay-off the culprits’ in exchange for their silence.
“The President concealed the crime from the South African Police Service and/or South African Revenue Service (SARS) and thereafter paid the culprits for their silence. The evidence I provide shows that the said burglary took place on 9 February 2020.”Arthur Fraser
Fraser vs Ramaphosa: How will the president respond?
Vincent Magwenya started his new role as the president’s spokesperson this week – and he has already been thrown in at the deep end. Using his Twitter account, Magwenya confirmed that Ramaphosa is aware of the charges, and plans to respond ‘in due course’.
President @CyrilRamaphosa was chairing a cabinet meeting until late in the evening yesterday. He has been informed about the Arthur Fraser statement. The Presidency will communicate in due course.— Vincent Magwenya (@MagwenyaVincent) June 2, 2022