- Fikile Mbalula is avoiding commenting on accusations that he had informed Jacob Zuma of a plot to destabilise the economy
- Zuma had alleged that the minister had been informed of the threat by Johann Rupert, who allegedly wanted to prevent Pravin Gordhan's removal as Finance Minister
- Mbalula, who had been sports minister at the time, has hinted at the possibility of a book on the subject
Jacob Zuma claims that Fikile Mbalula informed him of an alleged plot involving Johann Rupert, who had supposedly plotted to destabilise the economy.
Now, Mbalula has avoided giving too much away, seemingly unconvinced that he should give any comment on the matter at all.
However, he has given a tongue-in-cheek answer to a social media platform user who mentioned that 'someone' was talking about him at the inquiry.
To this Mbalula simply responded with a nonchalant comment, hinting that a book on the situation may be on the cards:
“[I] am important chief. Wait ’til i write my book, I’ll tell it all.”
Briefly.co.za reported that Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula had, according to Zuma, informed the former president of a warning sent by the billionaire.
This threat had allegedly been that the removal of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister, Rupert and others would 'shut down' the South African economy and interfere with the value of the Rand.
Rupert has, thus far, been unreachable for comment on these accusations, according to The Citizen.
Mbalula had reportedly come into contact with this information while attending an event at one of the billionaire's farms.
Zuma claims that this threat became reality, commenting that the Rand had indeed been interfered with, adding that a person had already admitted to this earlier this year.
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