Spy Chief and former head of National Correctional Services head, Arthur Fraser has slammed criminal charges against South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Fraser said on Wednesday he laid criminal charges against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“The charges emanate from the theft of millions of US dollars, (in excess of 4-million) concealed within the premises of the president’s Phala Phala farm in Waterberg, Limpopo, by criminals who were colluding with his domestic worker,” Fraser said in a statement.
Details of the charges and the supporting evidence, he said, including shots, transaction details, video footage and names are contained in his statement filed with the Rosebank police station.
Fraser explained that the charges he has filed include defeating the ends of justice, kidnapping of suspects, their interrogation on his property and bribery.
“The president concealed the crime from the SA Police Service and/or SA Revenue Service (SARS) and thereafter paid the culprits for their silence.
“The evidence I provide shows that the burglary took place on 9 February 2020.”
Fraser said the conduct of the president constitutes a breach of, among others, the Prevention of Organised Crime Act and the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.
“I trust that the police and the prosecuting authorities will investigate this matter without fear or favour.
“I also trust that the president will take the nation into his confidence and accept or deny that the events I describe in my affidavit occurred on his property,” Fraser said in a statement.
Charges against Fraser
Two months ago, the Democratic Alliance (DA) charges Fraser for certain irregularities during his time as the director-general of the State Security Agency (SSA).
The DA demanded that the police investigate possible criminal offences in relation to the R600 million Principal Agent Network (PAN).
The PAN project became a talking point when The President’s Keepers by investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw was published in 2017.
The book described the project as another parallel intelligence structure that allegedly spirited away nearly R1 billion in state funds over three years, and diverted the intelligence mechanisms of the state to Fraser.
Fraser was also implicated in wrongdoing by some witnesses during their testimonies at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture regarding the PAN project.
The tapes played an instrumental role in dismissing the 783 corruption charges against former president Jacob Zuma relating to the Thales arms deal.
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