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EDITORIAL | If he’s going or not, Cyril owes us an explanation


EDITORIAL | If he’s going or not, Cyril owes us an explanation

Ramaphosa has sold the country on the promise of good, clean government, yet he seems to have much to hide


President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reluctance or hesitance to say something about the robbery at his Phala Phala farm is increasingly looking like the attempt of a guilty man to desperately cling on to his political career. 

Ramaphosa says there was a burglary at his property in 2020, a vital nugget of information he shared only after a charge was recently laid against him by former State Security Agency (SSA) director-general Arthur Fraser. The crime is not the issue. The criminality Fraser alleges seems to indicate a sinister cover-up and mission to recover money, as well as target those involved. 

Fraser’s credibility as a source is as troubling as his timing – we are familiar with the dirty tactics used to undermine political authority and destabilise governments, but if the president is innocent he needs to let the country know. ..

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