Phala Phala Heist: Third Suspect, Accused’s Brother, in $580K Burglary

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Phala Phala Heist: Third Suspect, Accused's Brother, in $580K Burglary

In the latest developments surrounding the Phala Phala farm burglary, a new twist has emerged as the third suspect, who voluntarily surrendered to the police last Thursday, has been identified as the sibling of Froliana Joseph. Notably, Joseph, a former domestic worker at the farm, and her accomplice Imanuwela David are already implicated in the alleged burglary.

Scheduled to appear at the Bela Bela Magistrates Court on Friday, the trio faces accusations of breaking into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s game farm in Limpopo back in February 2020, reportedly making off with a substantial sum of approximately $580,000 in cash.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the atmosphere around the court remains tense, with law enforcement maintaining a visible presence. The entrance is cordoned off, and multiple police vehicles surround the area, emphasizing the gravity of the case.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi has disclosed that formal bail applications are anticipated on Friday. However, the stance on bail varies among the accused, with opposition likely for some, while others, including the mother of a newborn, may not face such opposition. Joseph had previously informed the court about her status as a mother, emphasizing the daily necessity of providing breast milk for her infant.

The unfolding narrative surrounding the Phala Phala farm burglary continues to captivate attention, as the legal system grapples with the complexities of the case.


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