City Press reveals that Immauwella David, a Namibia man with South African citizenship, carried out a robbery at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala game farm in Limpopo and got away with over USD$8 Million (R64 Million) on 9 February 2020.

David was eventually arrested in Windwoek, Namibia, after Ramaphosa asked President Hage Geingob to intervene.

The newspaper reports that a domestic worker at Ramaphosa’s house stumbled onto the US8 million cash that was concealed in a sofa.

She alerted David, who was her boyfriend at the time, about the presence of the cash.

David and his accomplices entered the farm by cutting through a fence at about 10:19pm on the night of 9 February 2020.

They entered the house through a window on the ground floor of the main residence.

The robbers movements were captured by external and internal security cameras in the main house.

Details of the robbers became known to crime intelligence after a person named Mandela Ofentse informed Investigators about their names and sent  a picture of one of the robbers.

The suspects were arrested and interrogated during which large sums of money were recovered. The domestic worker was  also interrogated and dismissed from her job. However, she was reinstated after Ramaphosa negotiated with her father.

Ramaphosa is said to have instructed Investigators to pay the domestic worker R150 000 to conceal the robbery.

David is said to have to have escaped to Cape Town, where he lived a lavish lifestyle with members of the crime underworld, before escaping to Namibia by canoe with the help of a police officer.

The robbery occurred while Ramaphosa was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was attending a summit.

Please read the full story in today’s City Press newspaper – 5 June 2022.