Suspended uMkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson, Carl Niehaus, has called for immediate citizen’s arrest of President Cyril Ramaphosa by fellow South Africans.
Niehaus has urged ‘concerned’ SA citizens, whenever and wherever they get a chance to arrest Ramaphosa immediately and take him to the closest police station.
WHY DOES CARL NIEHAUS WANT RAMAPHOSA ARRESTED?
President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Phala Phala farm have been a hot topic ever since former State Security Agency Director-General, Arthur Fraser opened a criminal case against the President.
Fraser alleged that the President was robbed of more than $4 million in February 2020 and failed to report the crime. He further accused Ramaphosa of defeating the ends of justice, kidnapping suspects, interrogating them on his property and bribery.
Ramaphosa confirmed the robbery but denied criminal conduct – on his part – on multiple occasions. He has also not confirmed the amount of money stole but said it was the proceeds of game sales.
Niehaus said under the circumstances, regarding what has been revealed about the Phala Phala farm shenanigans, it will be perfectly correct for any SA citizen to carry out a citizen’s arrest of Ramaphosa. This will be in terms of the Criminal Procedures Act, No. 51 of 1997 and the Constitution of South Africa, Act No. 108 of 1996.
EFF HOLDS BRIEFING ON PHALA PHALA ROBBERY
On 7 June, the Economic Freedom Fighters held a media briefing on the Phala Phala farm robbery. The party also had a slideshow of the suspected robbers.
The EFF submitted a list of parliamentary questions to Ramaphosa about the robbery which they want to be answered within 10 days as per the National Assembly’s rules.
The party said if Ramaphosa refuses to step aside to allow an open and transparent investigation it will mobilise many sectors of society to stop recognising him as the President of South Africa and will not permit him to perform any presidential functions.
Furthermore, during a Youth Day celebration in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, EFF leader, Julius Malema threatened to leak a video that allegedly shows Ramaphosa counting hard cash – in dollars – on a plane