- Namibian President Hage Geingob has now broken his silence in relation to the robbery that took place at President Cyril Ramaphosa's farm
- Geingbob was roped into the saga following reports that some of the suspects involved in the crime were Namibian nationals
- The Namibian president has denied any wrongdoing by helping catch the criminals and sending them back to SA where the crime was committed
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WINDHOEK - Namibian President Hage Geingob has spoken up about the robbery at President Cyril Ramaphosa's farm in Limpopo following multiple reports that there was a conclusion to hide the crime from the public.
It was recently revealed that some of the suspects who were involved in the crime were Namibian nationals and a portion of the money was transferred from a South African bank to a Nambian one. The rest of the money is said to have been physically smuggled into Namibia by the robbers.
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There have been allegations that Ramaphosa sought assistance from Geingob to capture the suspects in Namibia and the Namibian president says there is no wrongdoing on his side, according to SABC News.
Geingob says that he has been in contact with at least 14 heads of state since he took up office, including Ramaphosa. He also explained that they normally call each other without going through other channels such as secretariats.
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The Namibian president says he is unsure how he may have done anyone a favour considering that a crime happened and there should be a criminal case.
"It’s a criminal case, people came here, some were here illegally and arrested back to South Africa. I don’t know how I have done anybody a favour,” said Geingob.
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It has been alleged that more than R1.2 billion was stolen from Ramaphosa's Phala Phala game reserve. The president has been accused of money laundering for having so much money, in foreign currencies on his property.
The former State Security Agency boss Arthur Fraser has lodged a criminal complaint against Ramaphosa and claims that Ramaphosa was involved in the concealment of the crime and defeating the ends of justice, reports News24.
DA leader John Steenhuisen wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to come clean about Phala Phala farm robbery
Briefly News previously reported that the leader of the Democratic Alliance John Steenhuisen said President Cyril Ramaphosa should stop hiding behind a smokescreen and should tell citizens the truth behind the robbery at his Phala Phala farm in 2020.
A criminal complaint was laid against Ramaphosa and many South Africans are calling for him to step down while the matter is investigated. Steenhuisen said the president’s credibility has taken a huge knock.
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The DA leader said there are too many questions left unanswered around the handling of the robbery. He claims that Ramaphosa failed to report the crime to the South African Police Service, SABC News reported.
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Source: Briefly News