South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with a robbery at the Phala-Phala Wildlife farm in Limpopo province in 2020.
- The robbery, which occurred in December 2020, involved the theft of several wild animals, including lions and cheetahs.
- Ramaphosa’s spokesperson had previously denied any involvement in the robbery, but the president’s name had still been linked to the incident.
- The investigation by the police’s National Investigation Unit cleared Ramaphosa of any involvement in the robbery.
- The investigation found that the robbery was carried out by a group of criminals who had no connection to Ramaphosa.
- The Phala-Phala Wildlife farm is owned by a business partner of Ramaphosa’s son.
- The investigation did not find any evidence to suggest that Ramaphosa or his son had any knowledge of or involvement in the robbery.
- Ramaphosa has been vocal about his commitment to rooting out corruption and restoring public trust in the South African government.