“The Ministry of Justice says it is in possession of a receipt from the courier company, DHL, which confirms that a request for assistance in the investigation of the Phala Phala robbery was sent to their counterparts in South Africa. This was said by the ministry’s spokesperson, Simon Idipo, on Wednesday” (The Namibian, 24.06.2022).
The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa is under public scrutiny over the alleged criminal conspiracy at this Phala Phala Farm, which is implicating huge sums of money and fraud. That is coming home to roost. Yes, in South Africa Ramaphosa can sway the authorities or block any sort of investigation.
The Namibian authorities is looking into it. As the leaks and the possible breaches of law there is putting things into question. We know that the evidence and stories of Arthur Fraser will put gasoline on the fire. That in combination of the stories from Namibia.
What is striking is that the drips of knowledge from Namibia is destroying any sort of silencing the critics or the investigation in South Africa. Where the President has suspended the Public Protector over it and where the Parliament is pending a start of inquiry into it. Therefore, things are moving along. Slowly, but the President isn’t looking in any sort of bright light.
The President can hope that the limelight comes on his predecessor Zuma and his business-dealings with the Gupta’s. However, the current and day-to-day operations cannot go as normal. When the Hawks and others should look into Ramaphosa. He shouldn’t get away with this… just because his the President and in the manner of which he stopped the CR17 Report.
That’s why you know this man wants to stop the investigation in Namibia. It is hurting him and proving more of the credible criminal conspiracy and a way of laundering money from South Africa. You don’t move money like this and make it seems like a criminal conspiracy, but there is nothing happening in South Africa. Until, a former intelligence officer drops knowledge and tells what went down.
This dance Ramaphosa cannot get away from. Sooner or later the “head-shot” or the “final-straw” is published. The scandal of kidnapping, money laundering and such will not be left behind that easily. No, this will be challenged like the days the opposition went after the Gupta’s scandals of Eskom and everywhere else they were eating of the government plate. Therefore, the same can easily happen here.
This time around the people should seek answers and not let it go. They let bygones be bygones over the secret campaign funds. Now they need to know why everything happened and how it went down. As we know the President is involved in the trading and operations of the Phala Phala farm. That is well-known now as he was part of the sale of Ankole Cattle. Therefore, we know his earning and following it up.
That’s why we know he knew what went down and the reasons for the transfer of money. Which is now investigated on both sides of the border. Namibian authorities will not be taken hostage or blocked directly by Ramaphosa. That will only happen if they relent or the neighbours are able to silence it there. Because, this is becoming ugly and who knows.
We just have to wait for more intelligence and certainly it is much harder to hide. When you have played outside your own dominion. Now, he has to answer for the acts, which is involving the Namibian authorities. That cannot be easy… as well… as the open questions unanswered to the Public Protector. Peace.
In Lilongwe and Blantyre the exposure of the Zuenth Sattar case is evolving out of the hands of the President. President Lazarus Chakwera has been forced to do something. Especially, since he spoke so vividly in opposition and during campaigns. However, this is just temporary measures for now. Nevertheless, if the Vice-President and his party wasn’t informed or knew about the measure. Surely things will get hostile in the coalition between the major parties of this alliance.
The President is speaking big words and going after some big-men. That is needed, the same with the investigation into the report. Because, the court case in the United Kingdom exposed it all. That showed that it was more to it. There was a need to look into Sattar and his connections in Malawi. The man who able to wheeler-deal in any administration and get ahead of the competition. He was getting favourable deals and agreements, which is spoken about today.
This is the State Capture case of Malawi. This is the Gupta(s) of Lilongwe. That is the gist of things and Chakwera is only trying to forge the narrative now and buy time. No one should be shocked by that. Nobody expected that he would target the VP and others like this. It is practically destroying the trust and the alliance of which he reigns the republic. That’s taking a stand, but will it bear fruits?
Just read here!
“President Lazarus Chakwera says the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has forbidden the publication of the list of of those who allegedly received bribes from businessperson Zuneth Sattar. He says apart from the Vice-President whose name was already mentioned before, no member of his Cabinet is mentioned in list. According to the President, there are 84 people named in the report. In relation to the corruption report by the Anti-Corruption Bureau involving businessperson Zuneth Sattar, President Lazarus Chakwera has suspended the chief of staff at State residences Prince Kapondamgaga. Chakwera has also fired the Inspector General of Police George Kainja. On the Vice-President Saulos Chilima, the President says he will withhold any delegatory duties to his office until he is cleared on the allegations” (The Nation Malawi, 21.06.2022).
“President Lazarus Chakwera says the report has exposed inflating of prices of goods sold to government. Chakwera has instructed the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate the report submitted by ACB. President Lazarus Chakwera says the ACB has submitted an investigation report on Zuneth Sattar. He says over the past five years Malawi has paid about $150 million to companies belonging to Sattar” (Times 360 Malawi, 21.06.2022).
When reading these small fragments from the news cycle. You know that the gig is up. However, nothing has been done in the courts and no pending cases of yet. The suspensions and such isn’t directly reforming in the system. Neither is anyone implicated or indicted, neither is there charges brought into play. So, for now… this is big-talk and big risks of the President. As he risks his whole alliance and partner in the VP. This could be the nail in the coffin for the Tonse Alliance.
Well, the state capture has put the VP into the storm. Nevertheless, the rest of the state and government has also gotten into that. That’s why ministers risked their titles over perks and “free” kickbacks at one point. Now, these things are up in the open and the ACB report proves that. The further investigations will prove how deep and who else was a part of this. That is only for the time being.
What we do know… is that the invisible hand of Sattar had the hand in the cookie jar. He was eating good and high ranking officials was getting greased. That is obvious. Now we just have to wonder, if this will be a play of publicity stunts or legit changes. Because, the preacher knows how to talk the talk, but to walk the walk is a whole other beast. Peace.
In Pretoria and within South Africa there is certainly a walking dead President. This being President Cyril Ramaphosa. He took over from Jacob Zuma has he had to fall when the State Capture Case got to hot and he gotten get away from web-of-scandals he created in the years in office. Now, the current African Nation Congress (ANC) and President Ramaphosa is getting the same treatment.
The FarmGate or PhalaPhalaGate is the possible end of the Presidency. The pressure on Ramaphosa will get massive. Especially, when the Namibian authorities investigates the “stolen” money and whatnot. As well, as the revelation on how it implicates high ranking officials across the board. That’s just another State Capture but done by Ramaphosa instead of Zuma. The same greed and beast is now haunting him.
It doesn’t help Ramaphosa that the Namibian news are leaking and revealing things. Just as former spy Arthur Fraser has handed over voice recordings, videos, photos and emails to the Hawks proving Ramaphosa’s involvement in corruption, fraud and kidnapping. That’s all happening now and he has nowhere to hide.
That the Parliament is following up on the petition from African Transformation Movement (ATM), which means that there will be established a committee to enquire and investigate if President Ramaphosa violated the constitution. The President has already to address the suspension of the Public Protector, as the PP started to investigate the President.
So, as Ramaphosa was able to dodge the ramifications of the questionable allegations of the CR17 Report. He will not have much wiggle room here now. As everyone is gunning for him. It isn’t only the opposition of United Democratic Movement (UDM), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) or the Democratic Alliance (DA).
Now, that the authorities are getting the information and evidence, as well as cooperative actors who followed the case. Certainly, it is much harder to silence or stop the tracks of the investigation. Ramaphosa was able to silence and stop CR17 Report. However, this scandal and the ramifications of this one… will linger on and it’s already haunting him.
Because, this isn’t just a small inner-circle with questionable campaign funds. No, this is much bigger. He thought he could get away, but this time… he cannot silence every voice and be able to block it. Especially, because of how he suspended the Public Protector. That is just the nail in the coffin.
The move of doing that… just shows that Ramaphosa is hiding something. Now, there will not only be the drip-drop of information to the press. There will be investigations within the Hawks and also others who are involved in it. The Namibian Police is doing their part as well. So, there is no space or ability to leave anything untouched.
In combination, that the President has been directly involved in the day-to-day business of the farm. That’s why his behind the sale of Ankole Cows and the profits of that selling the cattle. This is a proof of how his “businesses” is not run by a blind trust and the Head of State has a say in it.
Now, the money, the fraud, the corruption and even the kidnapping is putting the President in a bad light. Which implicated in several counts of crimes. In such a fashion, which we haven’t seen since the State Capture. Instead of learning from that. The current President is caught in the same web and the power corrupts. The ability and offers are to sweet and he couldn’t avoid the “cheap” money. However, now… it is coming to hunt him.
The beast of greed is a vicious one. It can take down anyone and now his in the firing line. I’m not sorry for him. Before the Presidency he saw what happened to the corrupt people in the Mbeki administration, the Zuma years and now his dwindling, because of his own actions.
Ramaphosa isn’t a victim, but a man who has to answer for himself. That’s the truth here and this story will continue to evolve, as the time goes on and the public knows more about what happened. Peace.