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S.Africa's President Mired In Break-in Mystery
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Jun 06, 2022 05:41pm|
|News Date||Sunday, June 5, 2022 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is embroiled in a growing scandal centred on the theft of cash from his sprawling cattle farm worthy of a spy thriller that has highlighted the leader's wealth. |
Ramaphosa is accused of complicity in buying the silence of the burglars who were allegedly detained on his property, charges which he fiercely denies as he vies to stay on as ruling party leader.
The office of Ramaphosa, who is known affectionately as "the buffalo" for his collection of prize cattle, attempted to snuff out speculation and intrigue with a business-as-usual statement.
"While there is much public interest and concern" the president remained "firmly focused on the task of rebuilding the economy and the country", the presidency said.
The scandal came to light after a criminal case was brought by the country's former spymaster and ruling ANC member Arthur Fraser, now threatening to overshadow the president's effort to remain party leader.
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