Former president Jacob Zuma is reportedly set to sue the Sunday Times after a report accused him of hiding Muammar Gaddafi's 'missing millions'. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has also denied the claims on behalf of the ANC, claiming that the facts don't back up the story.
According to Africa News 24-7, Zuma is poised to take action against both the Sunday Times as well as the journalist who wrote the article claiming that he had stashed millions for Libya's dictator.
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that the funds had allegedly been hidden in the event of Gaddafi needing legal aid or to pass down to his family if he died.
The funds had supposedly come to light recently after they were moved to Swaziland, where the article had claimed that the king had been requested to hang onto the money for the former president.
Both the eSwatini and local government have vehemently denied the allegations put forward by the report.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu responded to the matter yesterday at an ANC media briefing, denying the claim that King Mswati III had told President Cyril Ramaphosa he was housing R422 million for Zuma:
“There is no money that we are aware of and I spoke honestly and as the minister of international relations, I have not found any money that belongs to Libyans. If the Libyans make a request for us to investigate this matter, we will. The story on the front page [of the Sunday Times] doesn’t reflect the realities on the ground.”
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