Claims that Gaddafi’s loot made its way into South Africa to be rubbished

Our Pretoria reporter│ 09 April 2019 │ 06:00

Not one official statement from the South African authorities has yet been issued that corroborates claims that looted millions of dollars from Gaddafi found its way into South Africa.

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu has labelled the claims as “ghost stories” and says her department will probe into the allegations as there is no such money the government is aware of.

According to the allegations, as traced in the Sunday Times of this week, which reported that the Libyan military authorities solicit the help of President Cyril Ramaphosa to recover millions of dollars belonging to the late Muammar Gaddafi.

In the report, it was alleged that the Libyan military authorities say the money was hidden at former president Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence and was later transferred to Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) this year.

Former president Jacob Zuma twits in a shock at the revelation, saying it comes amidst his public outcry that he owes millions in legal fees in his chain of court cases. He joins in asking for the whereabouts of such money, confirming that His majesty knows nothing about it.

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