Jacob Zuma and Muammar Gaddafi's 'missing millions' are causing a buzz in Mzansi today. As news broke that the former president reportedly stashed a fortune for the dictator, South Africans took to social media to comment on the allegations.
Former president Jacob Zuma is no stranger to controversial headlines, but the story of how he allegedly scored R422 million for hiding Muammar Gaddafi's millions has South Africa enthralled.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Zuma had been accused of hiding the Libyan dictator's funds in his bunker at his Nkandla fortress.
According to TimesLIVE, Gaddafi had entrusted the money to Zuma in the event of his death so that it could be passed on to his family, or in the event he needed to pay for legal representatives.
With claims that President Cyril Ramaphosa had attempted to recover the cash from King Mswati of Swaziland, who allegedly has the funds now, on numerous occasions there has been no shortage of drama in this scandal.
South Africans had conflicting feelings about the revelation. Some saw the logic that moving the funds to Swaziland had been the alleged downfall of Zuma after such a long time.
Others remained loyal to the former president, brushing the news off as a fake story concocted by the media. Some even defended Zuma, in the event that the story was indeed true, saying that he had at least come to the aid of an African brother.
While we wait to see if the former president will face any heat for this surprising allegation, lets have a look at a few of the reactions:
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!