Ramaphosa returns stolen Phala Phala money to Sudanese businessman Mustafa

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is in the process of returning money stolen from Phala Phala to Sudanese businessman Hazim Mustafa.

In December 2019, Mustafa paid $580,000 in cash to the game farm for the purchase of 20 buffaloes.

However, a couple of months later, the farm’s money was stolen and Mustafa never received the animals.

Mustafa said he wanted his money back since he never received the buffalo.

President Ramaphosa said the farm would pay him back.

“You have a clear claim and it is a claim that must be met. And addressing it means returning the money,” the president said.

Ramaphosa has denied that he is about to resign over the Phala Phala scandal.

The case of the three thieves who allegedly stole the money from the estate is still pending in the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court.