Ralph Mathekga | Why Ramaphosa has to take ownership of the farm theft scandal

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Hunted | President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing serious allegations of covering up a multimillion-rand burglary at his Phala Phala game farm in Limpopo.
Hunted | President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing serious allegations of covering up a multimillion-rand burglary at his Phala Phala game farm in Limpopo.

The more President Cyril Ramaphosa attempts manoeuvres that make him come out as disingenuous, the scandal continues to deliver intended results for his detractors, writes Ralph Mathekga.

As the embarrassing details about the theft at President Ramaphosa's Phala Phala farm are coming out, including the ongoing diplomatic fallout with Namibia, the president held a livestock auction at the controversial farm over the weekend.

He is reported to have raised over R20 million in sales of exotic cattle breeds. Whatever happened at the farm, regarding the theft, has happened, and the president is trying to move on and carry on with what he has always done at his farm.

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