Phala Phala: Public Protector Has Completed Interim Report

Johannesburg – The Public Protector’s Office on Tuesday said the investigation into allegations of violations of the Executive Ethics Code against President Cyril Ramaphosa has been completed.

In a letter dated 20 January 2023 addressed to MP Vuyolwethu Zungula, seen by The Bulrushes Vusumuzi Xolani C, Acting Executive Manager, Investigations Branch, Public Protector revealed the probe has been completed. 

Zungula is the president of the African Transformation Movement.

In the letter, Dlamini wrote, “This serves to communicate the status update on the investigation in connection with allegations that Mr. MC Ramaphosa (the President) has violated the Executive Ethics Code, following the theft of millions of US dollars that were hidden or stashed within his premises at Phala Phala farm in Waterberg, Limpopo on 9 February 2020 by criminals who colluded with his domestic worker”.

The letter added: “Kindly be advised that the investigation into this matter has been completed.

“An interim report has already been drafted by the investigation team.

“The interim report has been scheduled to serve through the internal review structures for quality assurance purposes.

“Once the quality assurance process is completed, the interim report shall be served to the relevant parties.”

The letter advised that further progress or new developments shall be communicated in due course.

President Ramaphosa denies any wrongdoing in the matter.