Two people linked to Phala Phala cash theft arrested

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Two persons were arrested in South Africa on Sunday and Monday in connection with the theft of a hoard of cash at South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s farm Phala Phala.

Hawks spokesperson colonel Katlego Mogale said the duo were arrested at Rustenburg and Bela Bela.

They are aged 39 and 30.

The are arrested on charges of housebreaking and theft.

They will appear in the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court in the Limpopo province on Tuesday.

Mogale said the arrest of a third suspect is imminent.

Ramaphosa’s farmhouse was allegedly broken into in February 2020.

Five Namibian nationals – Imanuwela David, Urbanus Shaumbwako, Erkki Shikongo, Petrus Afrikaner and Petrus Muhekeni – were suspected of breaking into the farmhouse and stealing about US$4 million that had allegedly been hidden in a couch.

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