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Zuma backers report Ramaphosa to Durban police over Phala Phala theft

18 June 2022 - 17:39 By SANDILE NDLOVU
Nkosenhle Shezi outside the Durban Central police station where a civil rights organisation opened a case of corruption against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Nkosenhle Shezi outside the Durban Central police station where a civil rights organisation opened a case of corruption against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu

Former president Jacob Zuma's supporters on Saturday opened two cases against President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Durban Central police station in connection with the Phala Phala game farm scandal.

A case of corruption was laid by Srini Naidoo representing Really Democracy, a civil rights organisation. According to Naidoo, Ramaphosa confessed that the money was proceeds from selling animals. “Now who sells animals for cash, let alone foreign currency?”

Naidoo called on US authorities to look into the case which he believes is an international matter.

“The American authorities should look into this. This is against their Patriot Act, and money laundering acts. It is an offence to them and this not just an SA offence, it is an international offence. What Cyril Ramaphosa has done is holding foreign currency in his furniture secretly,” Naidoo said.

A civil rights organisation in KwaZulu-Natal has opened a case of corruption against President Cyril Ramaphosa at Durban Central police station.
A civil rights organisation in KwaZulu-Natal has opened a case of corruption against President Cyril Ramaphosa at Durban Central police station.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu

Another case of gender-based violence was opened against the president by Nkosenhle Shezi, a known Zuma backer.

 “In 2020 certain money was stolen and as a result of that a domestic worker of the president was captured illegally because there was never a case of a break-in that was reported to the SA police ... Throughout that interrogation the lady was kidnapped, was assaulted and that is the travesty of  justice that we cannot tolerate as the citizens of the country and we have logged that case with the SA Police Service,” alleged Shezi. .

Shezi and Naidoo were accompanied by a handful of supporters who protested outside the police station.

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