By: Natasha Archary
ANC National Spokesperson, Pule Mabe has slammed the DA’s FBI approach to investigate President Cyril Ramaphosa, a publicity stunt.
This after DA leader, John Steenhuisen held a press conference on Tuesday, revealing he’s written to the FBI about the $4 million that was stolen from Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm.
“We have recommended that the ledgers or journals, which would have recorded the alleged sale of wild game at the auctions, be requested from the president to determine the identities of those involved in the suspicious cash transactions.
A cash transaction within South Africa involving $4 million is deeply suspicious, and more so since the cash was hidden in furniture, and its theft investigated off-the-record and covered up.”John Steenhuisen approached the FBI to investigate the large sum of foreign currency at Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm.
However, the ANC has called the move by the DA, nothing more that a ploy to garner media headlines.
In a statement on Wednesday, 22 June, Mabe said, “this is nothing but a crude publicity stunt. It is clear that the DA has a greater interest in sensationalist headlines than in due process.”
Mabe went on to affirm that SA is a sovereign country with its own Constitution, laws, regulatory institutions and law enforcement agencies.
There was therefore, no need for the DA to approach a foreign agency to investigate the robbery at the President’s Phala Phala farm.
“It is unfortunate that the DA has demonstrated such contempt for SA’s laws and institutions at a time when progress is being made, under the leadership of this ANC administration, to restore the credibility, capability and integrity of the country’s law enforcement agencies.”
Ramaphosa has not spoken about the charges levelled against him by Arthur Fraser and says he is going to allow due process to follow.
The President has said the money stolen from his farm came from the sale of cattle and game.