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President Ramaphosa Faces Impeachment Over Alleged Theft Of $4Million Hidden on His Farm.

President Ramaphosa Faces Impeachment Over Alleged Theft Of $4Million Hidden on His Farm.

The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is currently facing possible impeachment after the ‘Farmgate’ scandal.

The Farmgate scandal had sparked in June, when a former South African spy boss, Arthur Fraser, filed a complaint with police officials accusing the president of concealing a theft of $4m in cash from his Phala Phala farm, located in the northeast of the country in 2020.

The president of South Africa has been accused of covering up a $4m (£3.3m) theft from his farm in 2020, and keeping silent about kidnapping and bribing the burglars.

According to the BBC, a three-volume report from an independent panel had discovered that Mr. Ramaphosa abused his position and possibly broke an anti-corruption law. But, Ramaphosa has denied the allegations, saying that the money had been gotten from selling buffalo.

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The independent panel’s findings have already been handed to the parliament which will examine them and decides on whether or not to commence impeachment proceedings next week.

This is coming as Mr. Ramaphosa is almost due for a conference that will decide if he can run for a second term with his party, the African National Congress -ANC, in 2024. This incident could be particularly disastrous as Mr. Ramaphosa had initially run for office on an anti-corruption ticket.

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