- Jacob Zuma's foundation says the allegations that he stored Muammar Gaddafi's millions are false
- The foundation says the stories have placed Zuma's life in danger
- The body says the former president may sue the Sunday Times over the story
The Jacob Zuma Foundation says that reports that Zuma kept over R400 million from former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, are false. The foundation maintains that these stories have put the former president's life in danger.
In a public statement, the foundation added that Zuma was considering legal action and would be meeting with the Press Ombudsman.
This comes after opposition parties called for law enforcement agencies to investigate the claims that Zuma hoarded Gaddafi's millions.
The foundation said the allegations are part of a conspiracy by an "international cabal" aimed at undermining Zuma. They stressed that Zuma had never received any money from Gaddafi.
The former Libyan dictator was killed in 2011. At the time, Zuma was mediating with NATO concerning its bombing of LIbya as part of an African delegation, according to IOL.
The Sunday Times alleges that, before his death, Gaddafi gave Zuma large sums of money to store, totalling more than R400 million. The paper claims that money was directed to Zuma's Nkandla homestead, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Zuma, however, says no such money was stored at Nkandla, and that the claims are not supported by evidence.
For example, the foundation says that Lindiwe Sisulu, the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, denied knowing about any such money originating from Gaddafi.
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