“President Ramaphosa is not above the rule of law”

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says President Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to the criminal charges laid against him by former Spy Boss, Arthur Fraser, concerning the alleged theft of $4 million from the President’s Limpopo farm in February 2020, raises more questions than it answers.

DA Leader John Steenhuisen said what is most evident in this latest factional saga, is that ANC infighting, intra-party battles, and factionalism continue to dangerously destabilise the South African state. Steenhuisen reiterated that they cannot allow the toxic infighting of the ANC to demolish the project of a free, democratic, and prosperous South Africa.

“The Democratic Alliance will not be pulled into the ANC’s factional battles, however, we still have a duty to the Republic to ensure that even the President is not above the rule of law. There are many holes in this story that need to be filled”.

Steenhuisen further said they will be writing to the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to ascertain whether this sum of foreign currency pertains to an illicit flow of funds and potential money laundering on the part of the President, as per the Currency and Exchanges Act of 1933. “The nation deserves to know the truth behind this transaction, and the DA will ensure that this matter does not become another ANC cover-up”.

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