Newly appointed national police commissioner Fannie Masemola and his
predecessor, Khehla Sitole, have been drawn into the mire surrounding a
secretive and rancid-the-books police research into the burglary at
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm two years in the past.
News24 can screen that inside the days after the theft of the cash believed
to have been hidden in furniture inside the upmarket resort’s essential
farmhouse – pinnacle brass within the Crime Intelligence (CI) department
were tasked with the backchannel tracing of the loot and people who stole
Two assets with direct information of the incident said Presidential safety
Unit head Wally Rhoode known as on then CI boss Peter Jacobs for manpower
and resources to probe the dollar heist, which became reputedly never
officially reported. This secretive approach, apparently outside of
conventional investigative techniques, has introduced to the murk
surrounding the coins and its source.
More information to follow.