Phala Phala Suspects Expected To Appear in Limpopo Court, Mzansi Cries Foul: “Why Not Cyril?”

Phala Phala Suspects Expected To Appear in Limpopo Court, Mzansi Cries Foul: “Why Not Cyril?”

  • The three accused of stealing President Cyril Ramaphosa's millions from the Phala Phala farm are expected to appear in court
  • They are facing housebreaking, conspiracy to commit housebreaking and theft charges after stealing over R11 million belonging to the president
  • South Africans demanded to know why Ramaphosa was not on trial for the millions which he could not fully account for, according to them

With nine years' experience, Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided insights into the criminal justice system and high-profile cases in South Africa at Daily Sun. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

Three people accused of stealing Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala millions will appear in court again
South Africans want Ramaphosa to stand on trial for the Phala Phala millions. Images: Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Emmanuel Croset/AFP via Getty Images
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LIMPOPO– Three people accused of stealing R11 million from President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala Farm in Limpopo expect to appear in the Bela Bela Magistrates court on 23 February. South Africans wanted President Ramaphosa to be on trial as well.

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Phala Phala suspects to appear in court

According to SABC News, Imanuwela David and siblings Ndilinasho and Floriana Joseph were arrested for stealing over R11 million. The Joseph siblings were released on bail, and David was denied bail as he was allegedly found to be a flight risk.

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What you need to know about the Phala Phala saga

South Africans demand Ramaphosa to be accountable

South Africans on Facebook wanted to know why Ramaphosa was not held accountable for the theft.

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Gentle Breeze Cielo said:

"Even Ramaphosa must be held accountable."

Luvuyo M Mkrweqane pointed out:

"Having dollars under the mattress is a crime. Why is Ramaphosa still the president of the country?"

Thembela Ninzi added:

"If Ramaphosa is not tried, this case should be held back in Phala Phala and not in public courts."

Phuti Emmanuel asked:

"What about hitting the president with a money-laundering case?"

Unnatural Newsreader:

"Why is the FBI quiet?"

Ramaphosa spends R3.5 million on Boran Bull

Similarly, Briefly News reported that Ramaphosa spent R3.5 million bidding for a Boran bull.

The president spent that money on an auction, considered the highest ever paid for a boran bull breed.

South Africans were upset with his deal and cried that he should focus on the country, not his business enterprises.

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