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Arthur Fraser piles pressure on Ramaphosa over Farmgate scandal

by Staff reporter
15 Jun 2022 at 17:17hrs | Views
Former spy boss Arthur Fraser says he met with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) on Wednesday to help with their investigation into his complaints against President Cyril Ramaphosa.

In a statement, Fraser said he has furnished the Hawks with additional information and details to enable them to do their work.

He said he appreciated the "professionalism and speed with which the Hawks have responded" to his complaints.

Two weeks ago Fraser laid a criminal complaint against the president, claiming Ramaphosa concealed from authorities a theft at his Phala Phala farm in Limpopo in 2020.

Fraser, in an affidavit, alleged around $4 million was stored inside a couch on Ramaphosa's farm.

He said the president, instead of reporting the matter to the police, conspired with Rhoode to track down the men behind the robbery.

The men were found in Namibia and allegedly tortured, along with the domestic worker, who reportedly conspired with the men to arrange the burglary.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Nomthandazo Mbambo confirmed to News24 that the unit met with Fraser on Wednesday.

She said the meeting was part of normal processes, in line with keeping a complainant up to date with their case.

The Hawks, who investigate serious crimes, such as corruption, were assigned the case days after Fraser laid the complaint.

Mbambo said the case was still in the early stages.

"He met with investigators, which is the norm in every case, for investigators to meet with a complainant and get clarity on issues in the affidavit. I do not know what additional information he would have provided - and, even if there was additional information, it would be part of the investigation," Mbambo said.

Source - timeslive