Maimane blames SA's 'weak borders' for Gaddafi's millions getting in

Maimane blames SA's 'weak borders' for Gaddafi's millions getting in

According to DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, it was thanks to South Africa's 'weak borders' that Jacob Zuma could reportedly illegally bring in Muammar Gaddafi's millions and then move it out to Swaziland again.

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Less than a week ago, reports surfaced that accused former president, Jacob Zuma, of stashing more than R400 million for late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The money is believed to have been stored in a bunker at Nkandla before it was moved to Swaziland after Gaddafi's death.

Mmusi Maimane, leader of the DA, thinks that this was all possible thanks to what he calls South Africa's "porous, weak borders".

Ironically, it is precisely our porous, weak borders that seem to benefit the ruling elite and their billionaire friends across the world.
How else would Jacob Zuma have brought hundreds of millions of Rand of Gaddafi’s money into South Africa in the first place to hide it at his Nkandla homestead?
And how else would he manage to shift this vast amount of money across the border into eSwatini?

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Maimane added that border posts are failing in protecting South African citizens against drug trafficking and crime.

Our border posts, such as the one near here at Jeppes Reef, are meant to protect South Africans and their interests, whether it be from cross-border crime, drug trafficking, illegal immigration or the illicit flow of money. But they don’t.
Instead, they are weak and vulnerable to exploitation and pose a risk to all South Africans.

The DA has been advocating a more intense focus on borders for a while now. Maimane feels that citizens will be safer if the country's borders are secure.

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Meanwhile, Zuma is set to sue the newspaper that first broke the story of him stowing Gaddafi's money.

As reported earlier by, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has also denied the claims on behalf of the ANC, claiming that the facts don't back up the story.

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