Former president Jacob Zuma claims ex-minister Ramathlodi was a spy

Former president Jacob Zuma claims ex-minister Ramathlodi was a spy

- Jacob Zuma has accused ex-Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi of being a spy

- The former president claims that the ex-minister had been recruited while studying in Lesotho

- The allegations levied against Zuma by Ramathlodi, in the ex-president's opinion, were part of a plot to remove him

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Ex-president Jacob Zuma has accused former mineral resources minister, Ngoako Ramathlodi, of being a spy within the ANC.

Zuma was testifying today at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and alleged that Ramathlodi had been recruited while he was a student in Lesotho.

The former president added that the allegations, put forward by the former minister, were all part of a plot to have him 'removed'.

Zuma claims that the idea of his corruption had been part of a 'character assassination' conspiracy, all due to information he had come across detailing spies within the ANC during the early 90s.

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Msholozi claims that he is in possession of a list of spies within the ruling party, some of which had spoken to writers who had gone on to pen books about him.

Zuma also claims that Johann Rupert, one of SA's wealthiest men, had interfered with the Rand after Pravin Gordhan had been fired as a minister, The Citizen reports.

Rupert had allegedly threatened to interfere with the value of the currency if Pravin was axed, with Zuma alleging that Fikile Mbalula had informed him of the plot after attending an event hosted by the mogul.

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