The criminal charges laid against ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa were on the agenda when the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) met on Monday, 6 June 2022.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the African National Congress (ANC) met on Monday, 6 June2022 to conduct the current work of the organization and carry out decisions and instructions of the National Executive Committee (NEC). The NWC received a briefing from the National Officials regarding media reports on charges laid by Mr Arthur Fraser against President Cyril Ramaphosa,” said spokesperson Pule Mabe.
Former spy boss Arthur Fraser, who laid the charges, claims Ramaphosa concealed the theft of R62 million that had been kept on his farm in Phala Phala, Limpopo. He also claims the suspects were kidnapped and interrogated, before being offered money for their silence.
ANC NWC TO DELIBERATE ON RAMAPHOSA’S CRIMINAL CHARGES
President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to present himself to the party’s Integrity Commission over the criminal charges laid against him by Arthur Fraser, which the National Working Committee (NWC) has welcomed.
“The NWC welcomed and commended the decision by the President to voluntarily present himself to the ANC Integrity Commission in line with ANC policy. The National Officials undertook to process the matter expeditiously and to report to the next NWC. The NWC will deliberate on the matter further once it has received a report from the National Officials”ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe
Ramaphosa doesn’t deny there was a break-in at his property, but maintains that the monies stolen were obtained legitimately.
“Some are casting aspersions about me and money. I want to assure you comrades that all this was money from proceeds from selling animals. I have never stolen money from anywhere, be it from our taxpayers, be it from anyone,” he said.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it would be writing to the Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) in order to get to the bottom of the issue.
Opposition leader John Steenhuisen said he wants SARS to investigate whether the $4 million –was declared and he wants SARB to determine whether the money was related to potential money laundering.