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‘Corrupt’ Zuma accuses Ramaphosa of corruption and treason

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Former party and South African President Jacob Zuma has accused his successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa of corruption and committing treason following the Phala Phala farm robbery scandal.

By Thys Khiba – Former party and South African President Jacob Zuma has accused his successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa of corruption and committing treason following the Phala Phala farm robbery scandal.

“To add insult to injury the Western Cape High Court has found that the President went further and suspended the Public Protector for the sole purpose of covering up his Phala Phalacorruption: your president is corrupt. Yet the busy-bodies and self-appointed anti-corruption crusaders and NGOs are dead silent,” said Zuma. 

This is after former national spy boss Arthur Fraser, on June 1,filed a police complaint at Johannesburg police station, alleging that robbers broke into the president’s Phala Phala farm, where they allegedly found and stole $4 million in cash hidden in furniture. 

Zuma’s ally, Fraser accused Ramaphosa of concealing the robbery from police and the tax authorities, and instead allegedly organised the kidnapping and questioning of the robbers, and then bribed them to never talk about the incident.

Ramaphosa issued a statement to confirm a robbery on his farm on February 9, 2020, but denied any wrongdoing or criminal conduct. 

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Zuma Addressing the Media on Saturday

The former president, Zuma was, on Saturday, addressing journalists about corruption, Eskom load shedding, his 2021 arrest and State Capture. 

He accused media of being silent and not reporting about the Phala Phala allegations. In addition to his criticism towards media, he believes that they are more media reports around the Nkandla scandal compared to the Phala Phala allegations.

“There is complete silence by the media about the Phala Phalaallegations. This was not the case when allegations were made about the security upgrades at my home in Nkandla; by the way: this is a standard practice as prescribed in the Government handbook for all sitting and former Presidents,” Zuma said. 

Zuma told media that in 2015, his government ended Eskom power cuts and accused the current government of failing to handle power utility issues.

“Those doing this, use the State Capture as an excuse to divert the public’s attention from what is really happening. In 2015, my government ended load shedding until I left office at the start of 2018.” 

“This load shedding was stopped for 3 years in the time of professionals such as Mr. Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko. Load shedding started immediately after certain agreements were concluded with Independent Power Producers and has never stopped since then,” said Zuma.

The corruption trial of Zuma and French Arms Company, Thales has been postponed to 30 January 2023 by the Pietermaritzburg High Court.



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