- Journalist Redi Tlhabi says that Jacob Zuma's testimony at the State Capture Inquiry has resulted in her receiving death threats
- The radio personality claims that her children had even been targeted in the onslaught of intimidation
- This follows the former president's testimony that she had been part of a plot to assassinate his character
Redi Tlhabi says she has been receiving death threats thanks to Jacob Zuma's allegations against her.
Briefly.co.za reported that the journalist had applied to cross-examine the former president and give evidence at the Zondo Commission after Zuma claimed she had been part of a plot to destroy his reputation.
Tlhabi recently told Radio 702 that her own children have been threatened following the backlash from Zuma's allegations:
"I have screenshots of people who actually threatened my children and me. I was threatened with death, people said I deserve the tyre and petrol. My husband and kids were called all sorts of names. Somebody said I must watch my children."
Tlhabi is adamant that the accusations levied against her cannot be taken lightly, highlighting that if Zuma could lie about her, doubting his other claims is not unreasonable:
"A former head of state thought I was so important that I ought to be located within the deliberations of the commission. If somebody can tell a brazen lie under oath, then it is appropriate to question what else is he lying about."
Zuma had claimed that Raped by Power, a film based on Tlhabi's book which covered his rape trial, was currently being filmed in the United States.
Tlhabi revealed that she had been approached by eight different filmmakers to turn Khwezi into a movie:
"I was approached by various filmmakers and ultimately I sold the film rights to a local filmmaker. And there is no film as of now."
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