Namibian man Erkki Shikongo denies stealing Ramaphosa’s $4m

The Sunday Times reports that a Namibian man Erkki Shikongo has denied stealing South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s us$4million.

The huge some of money went missing in the February 2020 burglary at Ramaphosa’s Limpopo property.

Shikongo said he makes his money from smuggling gold, guns and dollars between Namibia, Angola and SA.

According to former SA spy boss Authur Fraser, in February 2020 Shikongo transferred R715, 000 to a Cape Town car dealership and registered a VW Golf GTI in his name three days later. He bought a R1.7m flat in Blouberg and a R300 000 property in Kraainfontein in July.

Shikongo said he made R2m from a gold smuggling operation in Lunda between a mine in Angola and Capetown early 2020.

A deed search shows that Shikhongo (42) owned no properties before the burglary.

Shikongo who was arrested by police in 2020 for possession of unlicensed firearm in Gqeberha said he was in Namiba when the burglary took place.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Times Sunday 12 June 2022