Nyanda on ex-president's spy allegations: Zuma is a bitter, old man

Nyanda on ex-president's spy allegations: Zuma is a bitter, old man

Siphiwe Nyanda, former communications minister general, says that the allegations levied against him by Jacob Zuma shocked him. Nyanda was accused of having links to the apartheid intelligence service during the liberation struggle.

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Former president Jacob Zuma accused Siphiwe Nyanda of having ties to the apartheid intelligence services during the struggle for democracy in South Africa.

Now, Nyanda claims that he had always supported the veteran politician in his endeavours, commenting that:

“I don’t hate Jacob Zuma; I had a liking for him, a deep liking for Jacob Zuma. It’s strange for him to say these things when I was part of his campaign to gain ascendancy to the leadership of the African National Congress and the country, and it astounds me.”

Nyanda described the ex-president as a 'bitter, pitiful old man', claiming that the allegations levied against him were a result of him calling for his removal when his bond with the Gupta family was exposed, reports EWN.

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Nyanda says that he never had any 'conspiracy' against Zuma, explaining that he had gone to the ANC to resolve the matter, commenting that he had told the party:

“There must be an inquiry and we think that Jacob Zuma is compromised. And I think he’s a bitter person and in his bitterness, he gets twisted.”

The former president claimed that Nyanda had apparently acted on behalf of the apartheid police, when he had been sent to meet with a spy who had been released from prison after a negotiation with the authorities at the time.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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