Zuma claims "suicide bombers" planned to kill him at Maskandi show

Zuma claims "suicide bombers" planned to kill him at Maskandi show

- Jacob Zuma has told the Zondo Commission about a plot to kill him

- The former president says "suicide bombers" planned to murder him at a show at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban

- During his testimony, Zuma also dismissed several accusations levelled at him by other witnesses

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During his Zondo Commission testimony on Monday, Jacob Zuma claimed that assassins had been sent to kill him.

Specifically, he says that suicide bombers plotted to kill him during a Maskandi show in Durban earlier this year.

"The plan to kill me in Durban was detailed and involved many people - some even brought from outside the country," he said.

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This was among the bolder claims made by the former president while speaking at the state capture inquiry. He also alleged that Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela were close to the Guptas and that his son had lost out on business opportunities as a result of having the Zuma surname.

However, Zuma did not specify who exactly he believed was trying to kill him, Briefly.co.za has gathered. He did seem to think there was more to the issue, however, as he said, "This matter is bigger than what meets the eye", according to News24. 

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Additionally, Zuma has rubbished the allegations of state capture and corruption levelled at him by several other Zondo Commission witnesses. Zuma says that all of these individuals are "working to assassinate his character".

Indeed, Zuma railed against what he says are "the lies spewed" by the inquiry's witnesses. It appears that Zuma shares many of his supporters' belief that the Commission is prejudiced against him. 

This comes after BLF leader Andile Mngxitama claimed last week that Zuma was being targeted by the Zondo Commission for his attempts to bring about "radical economic transformation".

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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