What did Cyril “Father Christmas” Ramaphosa know and when did he know it? He is and was a big shareholder in MTN through Shanduka and now Pembani. Charges in connection with contravening American legislation against terrorism has been laid against MTN in America as well as a civil lawsuit by American soldiers and civilians.
The charges are very specific and it is clear all the evidence is there. We could see people go to jail and MTN having to pay billions of dollars in compensation. It all has to do with MTN in Afghanistan bribing the Taliban so that the Taliban don’t attack their infrastructure. MTN for instance paid the Taliban $2,000 per cellphone tower not to attack it.
Forensic audits which were conducted by Nigerian authorities raised red flags with both Shanduka and MTN – two companies Cyril Ramaphosa has been heavily involved in.
American money was also involved which gives America even more jurisdiction because the International Finance Corporation (IFC) which had a bank account in New York, gave MTN a loan of $ 75 million in 2009. MTN furthermore did not inform the IFC that they were financing the Taliban. If they did the IFC would have stopped the loan immediately. The contract with the IFC did state that the loan could not be used to give any financing to terror groups. MTN made more than R22 billion out of it’s South Africa operations for the 6 months until the end of June 2019.