Namibian President Denies Helping Ramaphosa Cover Up Robbery: “Let Them Prove It”
Namibian President Hage Geingob has spoken out about the alleged theft of $4 million (about R61 million) in cash from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Limpopo game farm.
Geingob confirmed this week at a press conference in Windhoek that he was aware of the criminal complaint lodged against his South African counterpart for allegedly covering up the robbery at Phala Phala farm in February 2020.
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Geingob, on the other hand, denied claims that he offered Ramaphosa assistance in apprehending one of the suspects who allegedly fled to Namibia after the robbery. “The issue of South Africa, let me just say, ever since I took office I’m in touch with about 14 presidents [and] we don’t go through secretaries and so on. We just call each other like this…
“This thing happened in South Africa and there’ll be a court case maybe. Let’s see what they are going to say I’ve done. It’s a criminal case [and] somebody came here illegally… He was charged; he paid and went back to South Africa,” Geingob said, according to a SABC News report.
Arthur Fraser, the former director-general of the State Security Agency (SSA), filed a criminal complaint against Ramaphosa last week, accusing him of violating the Prevention of Organised Crime Act by failing to report the robbery.
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According to Fraser, the suspects who broke into Ramaphosa’s property were later kidnapped, interrogated, and paid to remain silent. Ramaphosa has denied any criminal activity on his part, claiming that the alleged millions of US dollars were the proceeds of game sales rather than criminal activity.
The president also requested patience as law enforcement agencies conducted their investigation into the case. President Geingob insisted that he did no favours and was not involved in the elaborate cover-up of the robbery.
“I don’t know what favour I would have done anyone … let them bring it up in court [and] let them prove how one helped President Ramaphosa,” he said.
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