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Cash for Buffalo: The Details Unfolding in South African Scandal

  • Here’s what else we know about the theft at Ramaphosa’s farm
  • The president denies wrongdoing but could face impeachment
Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa

Photographer: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

President Cyril Ramaphosa is fighting for political survival after a panel found that he may have violated South Africa’s constitution following the theft of at least $580,000 at a farm he owns. 

The group led by a retired top judge concluded there may be a case for impeachment after they questioned Ramaphosa’s testimony about the source of the foreign currency and his explanation for the failure to properly report the crime. Ramaphosa has denied breaking the law, saying he followed due process.