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Ramaphosa’s Farmgate scandal – a timeline of what we know (and don’t know) so far

Ramaphosa’s Farmgate scandal – a timeline of what we know (and don’t know) so far
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President Cyril Ramaphosa is at the centre of an international scandal involving a seemingly unreported theft of a large sum of cash from his Phala Phala game farm in February 2020. Here is a visual timeline of everything we know (and don’t know) about Farmgate so far.

Note: This timeline has been updated and republished as events have unfolded.  It contains a summary of complex, intricate and often disputed details. Daily Maverick is not able to document everything. Please consult the supporting documents provided for further information. DM

Read more in Daily Maverick: Reserve Bank’s buffalo-sized Phala Phala cop-out puts President Ramaphosa in the clear

Read more in Daily Maverick:Phala Phala dollars came from animal sales, not money laundering, Ramaphosa tells MPs

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  • Fred S says:

    This only mentions the USD580,000 from the sale of buffalo…what about the approximately $140 million (roughly R2 billion at 2020 exchange rates) that was purportedly transported from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Phala Phala and stored there for more than a month prior to the theft in February? That part of the story seems to have been swept under the carpet and forgotten about since it has never been mentioned again.

  • Fred S says:

    This only mentions the USD580,000 from the sale of buffalo…what about the approximately $140 million (roughly R2 billion at 2020 exchange rates) that was purportedly transported from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Phala Phala and stored there for more than a month prior to the theft in February? That part of the story seems to have been swept under the carpet and forgotten about since it has never been mentioned again.

  • Coen Gous says:

    Gosh Ms. Regan, with respect, this story is a few years old already. Who still cares who’ve done it, why, how, and how a certain Fraser knew about it. Nothing will ever be done, by anybody, NPA, police, voters, and a host of others. News have moved on, or do we need to go back to Piet Retief or Jan van Riebeeck

  • Werner Hautmann says:

    Fraser is known for his Honesty and for not embelishing anything?
    Why would Squirel hide money in a couch its a fancy game farm with more than one safe not a shack, this is all a set up, nobody actually saw the dollars.

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