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Everything you need to know about the burglary at President Cyril Ramaphosa's game farm

The latest facts, figures, interviews, views and analysis

23 June 2022 - 12:12 By TimesLIVE

‘He’s snitching on the president’ — SA weighs in ...

DA leader John Steenhuisen said the party went this route because the money stolen from President Cyril Ramaphosa's ...

LATEST NEWS

Justice ministry denies Namibian authorities ...

The ministry of justice and correctional services has denied it received a request from the Namibian government for ...

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter

LISTEN | DA asks Americans to investigate Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala saga

The DA has written to the FBI Pretoria field office to request the US intelligence and security service to investigate ...

RECORDED | DA's John Steenhuisen announces further action to be taken ...

DA leader John Steenhuisen is on Tuesday announcing further steps the party plans to take against President Cyril ...

By TimesLIVE

Mkhwebane off to court to challenge ‘unlawful and hurried’ suspension

The legal showdown between suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

'It’s an ANC matter': veterans dodge questions on Ramaphosa’s 'farmgate ...

Umkhonto we Sizwe Liberation War Veterans (MKLWV) says it will wait for ANC structures to deal with President Cyril ...

LATEST NEWS

Ankole bull at Phala Phala auctioned for R1.65m

The highest selling bull at the 2022 national ankole live auction on Saturday at Phala Phala Wildlife - a game farm ...

Latest case opened against Ramaphosa involves his brother-in-law, business ...

The latest criminal case opened against President Cyril Ramaphosa by the leader of civil rights organisation Really ...

‘So easy’ to rob the president, says heist ringleader

An explosive recorded interview with the alleged mastermind behind the hard-currency heist at President Cyril ...

By Aron Hyman, Thanduxolo Jika, Graeme Hosken, Eliaser Ndeyanale and SIBONGAKONKE SHOBA

Business as usual at Ramaphosa's livestock auction

Dozens of livestock breeders gathered at President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala Wildlife Game Reserve in Limpopo ...

Tankiso Makhetha
Investigative reporter

Zuma backers report Ramaphosa to Durban police over Phala Phala theft

Former president Jacob Zuma's supporters on Saturday opened two cases against President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Durban ...

By SANDILE NDLOVU

LATEST NEWS

LINDIWE MAZIBUKO | We must not fall for the RET ...

The RET faction of the ANC hopes that the hoopla they can generate around #PhalaPhala will lead expedient opposition ...

By Lindiwe Mazibuko

EBRAHIM HARVEY | Have Ramaphosa’s ‘political successes’ gone to his head?

I was first introduced to President Cyril Ramaphosa at the founding conference of the National Union of Mineworkers ...

Ebrahim Harvey
Political analyst

Arthur Fraser meets the Hawks to ‘assist’ with Ramaphosa investigation

Former spy boss Arthur Fraser says he has furnished the Hawks with additional information and details on "farmgate".

Ramaphosa hits back: ‘If I step aside it would imply I interfered with the ...

The president said stepping aside would spark suspicion he is interfering with the police investigation process.

‘We have sides hidden under a mattress. It’s a steal’ — Nando’s throws jab ...

“Nis'founele (call us) once load-shedding hits, we have some sides hidden under a mattress. It's a steal.”

LATEST NEWS

'EFT only': Phala Phala Ankole auction will not ...

About 200 people who are in the cattle and game breeding business are expected to attend the auction at President Cyril ...

Mpho Koka
Journalist

‘Sars, police, Reserve Bank keeping mum on allegations against Ramaphosa’, ...

Zungula lamented the suspension of public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying her office is the only institution that ...

‘I’m a hustler, but I didn’t steal the president’s cash’

One of the Namibians named by Arthur Fraser admits to smuggling gold but says there's no truth in the Phala Phala story.

By Aron Hyman, Philani Nombembe, Graeme Hosken and TANKISO MAKHETHA

POLL | Should the president step aside?

There are continued calls by some for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step aside amid the “farmgate” scandal, in which he ...

WATCH | Shivambu shares video of Muzi Sikhakhane ‘warning’ Fraser has more ...

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has shared a video of former spy boss Arthur Fraser’s lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane ...

LATEST NEWS

Meet Imanuwela David: The $4m Phala Phala heist ...

Two years ago, residents at Olukekete village in northern Namibia began asking each other who was funding the major ...

By Eliaser Ndeyanale

High court ruling backs up president’s suspension of Mkhwebane

Public protector says the president is ‘even more conflicted’ in light of questions about Glencore and his Phala Phala ...

Franny Rabkin
journalist

‘There cannot be different laws for the rich’: Archbishop Makgoba on ...

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has urged authorities to be transparent about the investigation into the alleged ...

Mkhwebane sends Ramaphosa ultimatum to reverse her suspension, or face ...

Suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa demanding the immediate reversal ...

Employee describes burglary at Ramaphosa's game farm

An employee at President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala game farm near Bela Bela in Limpopo says he saw footage of the ...

Tankiso Makhetha
Investigative reporter

OPINION & ANALYSIS

MAKHUDU SEFARA | Find your balls and ditch Cyril ...

Ramaphosa is pulling a Zuma on us, but his removal can only be engineered from within the ANC and that’s unlikely

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE

TONY LEON | The scandal surrounding Cyril has opened yet another gate

Watergate or Farmgate: Nixon said he wasn’t a ‘crook’ and Ramaphosa says he’s a ‘process person’

Tony Leon
Columnist

SIBONGAKONKE SHOBA | Ramaphosa's wasted opportunity to come clean

President Cyril Ramaphosa is deep in a dark trench – exactly where his opponents want him to be five months before the ...

Sibongakonke Shoba
Politics editor: Sunday Times

KWANELE NDLOVU | ‘The Phala Phala Heist’, starring the president and the ...

When the news of the “Phala Phala heist” broke, I couldn’t fathom how a man could stand before us and deliver the state ...

By Kwanele Ndlovu

SONGEZO ZIBI | If farmgate proves anything, it’s that the entire ANC is ...

Arthur Fraser’s poor track record and motives are no reason for Cyril Ramaphosa to avoid public accounting

By Songezo Zibi

LATEST NEWS

'We must be treated the same' – Ace Magashule ...

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has weighed in on calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step aside, ...

Ramaphosa shies away from 'farmgate scandal', citing legal advice

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will not discuss details of the 'farmgate scandal', citing legal advice.

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

Parliament disruptions delay Ramaphosa's budget reply by more than three ...

Disruption of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reply to debate on the presidency budget vote continued in parliament on ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

WATCH | 'We are being sexually harassed under your watch': Second day of ...

Parliament descended into chaos for the second day running on Friday morning as EFF MPs continued to disrupt ...

By TIMES LIVE VIDEO

RECORDED | Ramaphosa briefs media on issues surrounding his office

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Friday briefing the media on allegations of corruption levelled against him by former ...

By TimesLIVE

LATEST NEWS

Steenhuisen to Ramaphosa: Farmgate is a big, ugly ...

DA leader John Steenhuisen has compared President Cyril Ramaphosa to a two-bit mob boss and his Farmgate scandal to his ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

LISTEN | ‘We can’t be addressed by a criminal’: Chaos as Ramaphosa ...

MPs did not let the opportunity to heckle the president regarding allegations of money laundering and corruption at his ...

By TimesLIVE

‘The worse crime is assuming someone is guilty because there’s a ...

Deputy minister of higher education, science and innovation Buti Manamela was disappointed that MPs, as people who ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

Verdict on parliament probe into Ramaphosa's 'farmgate' due next week

National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she will communicate her decision on whether there will be an ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

Ramaphosa scandal overshadows budget vote as MPs demand answers

The EFF may have been removed from the National Assembly chamber on Thursday, but other opposition party leaders did ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

LATEST NEWS

Mantashe comes to Ramaphosa's defence: ANC ...

For the first time in history, a president is being persecuted for being a victim of a crime and not because they stole ...

Will Ramaphosa step aside? Pule Mabe explains

"You step aside when you are indicted to appear in a court of law and have been charged with serious crimes. As matters ...

Mkhwebane probes Ramaphosa for 'breach' of executive ethics code

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said on Wednesday she has received a complaint against President Cyril Ramaphosa ...

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist

Ramaphosa suspends Mkhwebane

President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane with immediate effect.

By FRANNY RABKIN

Cyril’s alleged cash thief ‘sought protection’ from Cape Town underworld

Former spy boss Arthur Fraser is said to have met a prominent underworld figure who spoke of the man’s ‘spending spree’

By Aron Hyman, Philani Nombembe and Graeme Hosken

OPINION & ANALYSIS

WILLIAM GUMEDE | This is Ramaphosa’s ‘pay back ...

The ANC president’s detractors are more than likely going to use the step-aside rule to get him to drop the reins

MAKHUDU SEFARA | Cyril, talk to us and put the matter to bed – or quit

‘No comment, I don’t want to incriminate myself’ is an excuse reserved for thieves and murderers, not a sitting ...

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE

Bend opinion all you like, politicos, but we won’t be beholden to you

We are not spin doctors. We are balanced and fair, and will remain so, no matter what

TOM EATON | Cyril, please cut the 40 inches of bull and pretend to be a ...

Dear leader, in a country lacking such and tormented by hustlers, could you put your side hustle on the back burner for ...

Tom Eaton
Columnist

EUSEBIUS MCKAISER | Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa — time is running out

Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa. If you are capable of leading South Africa then why don't you?

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst

LATEST NEWS

Presidential heist charges: Did President Cyril ...

Affidavit of ex-spy boss Arthur Fraser details alleged theft of cash hidden in furniture and hunt for suspects in Cape ...

By Thanduxolo Jika, Andisiwe Makinana and Philani Nombembe

EFF doesn't believe Ramaphosa, will 'disrupt him' until he comes clean or ...

EFF leader Julius Malema says the party is not buying President Cyril Ramaphosa’s story that he was not involved in the ...

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist

WATCH | CCTV footage purports to show burglary at Ramaphosa's house

The video shows two men sneaking around a house, moving the cameras as they navigate their way towards the entrance. ...

Anthony Molyneaux
Multimedia journalist

Mashaba and Steenhuisen to write to Sars and Reserve Bank over Ramaphosa ...

Politicians have reacted to a robbery at President Cyril Ramaphosa's farm, calling for the SA Revenue Service and SA ...

Employee describes burglary at Ramaphosa's game farm

An employee at President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala game farm near Bela Bela in Limpopo says he saw footage of the ...

Tankiso Makhetha
Investigative reporter

OPINION & ANALYSIS

EDITORIAL | Nothing short of full, frank ...

Arthur Fraser may have an obvious agenda in bringing his accusations, but Ramaphosa needs to give SA an honest and ...

By Sunday Times

EUSEBIUS MCKAISER | Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa — time is running out

Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa. If you are capable of leading South Africa then why don't you?

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst

VINCENT MAGWENYA | Spurious allegations won’t distract Ramaphosa from his ...

The claims made this week in a criminal complaint against President Cyril Ramaphosa are transparent in their purpose to ...

By Vincent Magwenya

JUSTICE MALALA | If Cyril can’t answer crucial questions, SA will be back ...

If Fraser’s allegations force Ramaphosa out of office, his faction will collapse and the state capture brigade will ...

MAKHUDU SEFARA | If you’ve got proof, reveal it, Fraser. SA’s future is at ...

Why would a president keep $4m cash in their house and keep quiet when robbed?

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE

LISTEN ARTICLES

PODCAST | EXPLAINER: The legal questions Ramaphosa must answer

What was his obligation? What if it is true that he paid the thieves to keep quiet? Prof Pierre de Vos clears the air

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst

LISTEN | 'If they want to charge the president, they will do so': David ...

Deputy president David Mabuza has urged South Africans to allow law enforcement agencies to investigate the allegations ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

PODCAST | Fraser’s charges against Cyril: serious scandal or game of ...

Who is Arthur Fraser in our political landscape, and why he might make claims about the president?

By Mike Siluma

LATEST NEWS

Arthur Fraser lays criminal charges against Cyril ...

Former correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser said on Wednesday he has laid criminal charges against ...

By TimesLIVE

POLL | What do you think of Ramaphosa ‘not alerting’ Bheki Cele to farm ...

Police minister Bheki Cele said cases are not reported directly to him, and he is not privy to information surrounding ...

WATCH | Inside Ramaphosa’s ‘rare game’ farm and previous controversy

President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala farm in Bela-Bela, Limpopo, continues to make headlines after allegations of a ...

Fraser's allegations are nothing but 'dirty politics', says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said "dirty politics" were behind allegations that he was involved in crime.

By Kgothatso Madisa and Mawande AmaShabalala

‘Distraction’ or clearing the air: SA weighs in on Ramaphosa dismissing ...

Former spy boss Arthur Fraser said the incident allegedly happened on February 9 2020 and claimed he had evidence ...


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