Police arrest suspects over Cyril Ramaphosa farm robbery
In 2020, two men were arrested in connection with the theft of foreign currency from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm.
On Tuesday, the suspects will appear in court.
A third person is likely to be arrested, according to police spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale.
Last year, Arthur Fraser, the former head of the country’s state security agency, filed a criminal complaint against President Ramaphosa.
In connection with the alleged theft of $4m (£3.2m) from his farm, Mr Fraser accused the president of bribery, money laundering, and concealing a crime.
To conceal the existence of the large sum of cash, President Ramaphosa failed to report the theft to police.
It was $580,000 (£470,000) rather than $4m that had been stolen from Ramaphosa’s property, and he denied any criminal activity. The money came from selling buffaloes, he says.
In June, the ombudswoman, or public protector, cleared the president of any wrongdoing.
Upon becoming president in 2018, Mr Ramaphosa pledged to fight corruption.
His tenure in office was marred by many such allegations against Jacob Zuma.