In a move that left many South Africans scratching their heads, former police chief Arthur Fraser has opened a criminal case against South Africa’s current president Cyril Ramaphosa at the Rosebank police station.
Commenting g on the move, he noted that he’d taken the “unprecedented step” of laying charges against the sitting president.
Among others, he noted that over $4 million was concealed in the president’s Phala farm by criminals colluding with a domestic worker.
He claimed that the president concealed the matter from the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and thereafter paid the culprits for their silence.
The president’s action, he claims, constitutes a breach of the prevention of organised crime act no 121 of 1998 (Poca) and the prevention of corrupt activities act no 12 of 2004 (the Corruption Act).
Diving into details, he noted that the event occurred on 9 February 2020. To back up his claims, he provided video footage, bank accounts, and photographs.
He ultimately hoped that his case against the president would be treated without fear or favour.
Given the calibre of the person being accused and his current political office, it’s unclear if there’ll be headway in the case, mainly because the president is seeking another term in office.