Jacob ‘shower-head’ Zuma could face US investigation over $30 million deal with Gaddafi, you can run but you can’t hide

The devil’s in the dollar on this one. Following the Sunday Times‘ explosive report that Jacob Zuma helped stash Muammar Gaddafi’s “missing millions” in a bunker at Nkandla, speculation has been rife about whether the former president will have to face any criminal charges going forward.

It is alleged that Msholozi accepted $30 million – about R420 million – from the former dictator of Libya just months before he died: Gaddafi, fearing the end was near for his regime, apparently barreled money out of the country from the federal reserve – these “missing millions” have taken on their own legend and folklore over the last decade.

Jacob Zuma could face US probe over Gaddafi deal
The Nkandla bunker has been subject to much speculation over the years. On a visit to the former president’s home, ex-Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was denied access to the sealed-off room. Investigators are adamant that this is wher
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Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s missing millions hidden at Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla?

Just before his death in 2011 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi entrusted around R400m in cash to then president Jacob Zuma for safe keeping at his Nkandla residence.

Libyan military authorities have asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to help recover a stash of cash, estimated to about R442m, belonging to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, that is now believed to be in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), according to The Sunday Times.

King Mswati III reportedly confirmed the existence of the money to Ramaphosa last week during a meeting at OR Tambo International Airport.

According to the Sunday Times’ sources, Zuma travelled to Libya in 2011 with then intelligence minister Siyabonga Cwele, where the delegation offered the Libyan leader safe passage to SA as rebel forces closed in.

According to an insider, Gaddafi gave Zuma the cash, saying that if he was captured Zuma must find him a good lawyer to represent him at the International Crim
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Zuma Asks for a Permanent Stay Of Prosecution – He claimed he was a victim of an orchestrated attempt by the NPA to link him to corruption

While former president Jacob Zuma filed a 300-page affidavit, asking for a permanent stay of prosecution, the National Prosecuting Authority believes that there is a strong case against him.

In his answering affidavit, Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions advocate Billy Downer SC requested the KwaZulu-Natal High Court to dismiss Zuma’s request. The reasoning behind Zuma’s request for the case to be dismissed is that he should have been charged together with Schabir Shaik, Nkobi group and Thomson.

The fact that they have been tried already and this case are linked to theirs is why he feels there is and should not be any case against him.

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Nyanda and Trevor Manual Drop Bombshells – Guptas Wielded Significant Influence in the Appointment and Dismissal of Ministers

Siphiwe Nyanda, former cabinet minister told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture today that he met with the Gupta brothers in the presence of former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma. They introduced themselves and their company, Sahara Computers and indicated a desire to have a private meeting with him.

Under his portfolio as communications minister, Nyanda had oversight over the SABC, Icasa, Films and Publications Board and Brand SA, among others. The Guptas are suspected to have wielded significant influence in the appointment and dismissal of ministers who could further their business interests.

Nyanda’s meeting with the Guptas fell through because he was fired by Zuma during one of the former president’s cabinet reshuffles.

Earlier in the day, former finance minister Trevor Manuel testified that the reshuffle was aimed at replacing reluctant ministers with pliable ones who would work to further the business interests
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Economist says Zuma government cost taxpayers about R470bn – What a waste of good money!

Nedbank chief economist Dennis Dykes says the Zuma regime has cost South Africa R470bn.

Dennis Dykes says they have done a thorough calculation that is South Africa’s loss due to corruption, maladministration and distorted policies in Jacob Zuma’s second term.

He says there was an estimated loss of R140bn due to taxes lost and now having an impact on the economy.

He also points out that government debt would also have been 49% less, amounting to R250 billion.

The amount lost in the latter half of Zuma’s regime is greater than Eskom’s total debt burden.

In response to the interview that appeared in Business Day, a businessman from Pretoria was merely saying, “Zuma, you bastard.”

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Trustworthiness of Ramaphosa under scrutiny – Not once, when he was part of the ANC-regime’s system in the Zuma-era did he ever said a word regarding the grand-scale corruption to the collapse of the economy to state capture

For 4 years as second in command to Jacob Zuma as deputy-president he never saw any corruption, he never heard of any corruption, and he never spoke against corruption? Who is he trying to fool?

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Monday published a scathing open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, criticising him for being “in the belly of the beast which was the [Jacob] Zuma administration”.

In a statement issued on the IFP’s official website, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, IFP national spokesperson, writes: “Utterances attributed to you that in Davos you spoke of ‘nine wasted years’ under Mr Zuma have taken me aback with a sense of shock as they are said with a very opportunistic view to distance yourself from the grave realities of those years, particularly for the poor majority as we saw everything from grand-scale corruption to the collapse of the economy to state capture.

Ramaphosa has, in several speeches, referred
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It pays to be the son of the most corrupt president SA ever had – NPA to ‘drop’ corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is expected to provisionally withdraw corruption charges against former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday.

Duduzane Zuma’s lawyers have declined to comment until the court process is finalised on Thursday morning. NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane Aldo said the state would comment only after Thursday’s court proceedings. Business Day understands that the NPA sent a letter to Duduzane Zuma’s lawyers on Tuesday, notifying them of the provisional withdrawal of the charges.

The exact reason for that withdrawal is not known at this time, but follows the NPA’s decision to provisionally withdraw charges against Gupta family members and associates late in 2018, in connection with the alleged Estina Dairy Project scam.

Duduzane Zuma was charged in July 2018 with corruption, alternatively conspiracy to commit corruption, relating to an alleged R60
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Nephew of Zuma sequestrated after eating himself obese on the benefits of BEE, now it’s payday and the money is up

Jacob Zuma’s millionaire cousin, Khulubushe, has been sequestrated by the court because he did not hold his credit agreement with his creditors. This includes thousands of miners who lost their income through the Aurora scandal, where (Makhulu) bushe was the director.

Khulubushe has eaten himself obese on the benefits of BEE. Now it’s payday and the money is up. He must now sit down at the fire together with his cousin Jacob … until his pardon is also taken by the court.

Along the road a thief will somehow and someday be caught out, no matter how hard you try to escape this reality.

Read the original article on Front Nasionaal’s page in Afrikaans.
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The possible syphoning off of public funds for the benefit of the ANC exposed: How Zuma friends tried to steal R45m to buy ANC votes

Jacob Zuma was successfully ousted as president just over a year ago, but his legacy of corruption has a long tail. As Marianne Thamm reports for the Daily Maverick, individuals close to Zuma appear to have been involved in an elaborate plan to siphon R45m through the police service to buy votes.

The plot centres around a police contract allegedly irregularly awarded – and at an inflated price. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) believes money was to be laundered for the purchasing of votes at the ANC’s national conference in December 2017. The scandal emerged in court papers.

While the ruling party, now led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, gears up for its week of annual January 8 celebrations, culminating on Saturday 12 January at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, the cosmic debris from its life-or-death 54th elective conference in 2017 keeps pockmarking the political landscape.

Behind the scenes, the Independent Poli
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This is the big one: Bosasa allegedly bribed Jacob Zuma with R300k a month

It’s been reported that former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi is saving his best state capture inquiry testimony until last. Jacob Zuma is next in the cross-hairs.

If you’ve been engrossed by the sheer theatre of Angelo Agrizzi’s testimony to the state capture inquiry this week, we’ve got news for you: The best is yet to come. It’s now been alleged that the witness’ full affidavit contains some jaw-dropping details about how Bosasa kept Jacob Zuma onside during his time as president.

Details of Bosasa’s alleged bribe payment to Jacob Zuma
As reported by the Sunday Times, company CEO Gavin Watson paid Zuma an eye-watering R300 000 a month to keep the NPA wolves away from their door. Watson himself has been accused of building an empire on bribes, and at one point was described as a man “who could make people disappear”.

It would be the second high-profile bribe Jacob Zuma has been accused of taking wi
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Is anyone actually surprised that former president Jacob Zuma is implicated by Angelo Agrizzi in Bosasa’s nest of corruption and where he allegedly received R300 000 per month in bribery money

Former head of Bosasa, Angelo Agrizzi, announced in his testimony before the Commission on State Enquiry that Jacob Zuma had received thousands of rand from the organization every month.

He said Bosasa paid Jacob Zuma R300 000 a month and he was “on the payroll” of the company.

Allegedly, one has seen what was recorded in the statements by Angelo Agrizzi, and that Gavin Watson apparently made payments to Zuma regularly not to disclose his actions.

Political analysts say it will take Cyril Ramaphosa very long to curb all the corruption, while others think it will rather increase in monetary value as well as in the number of cases.

Angelo Agrizzi also reported that there were other people who shared in the additional income, and referred to two people who each received R100,000 to keep silent.

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So Zuma is living a lavish life on  taxpayers’ hard-earned money! – Taxpayers have to fork out nearly R1m for Zuma’s air transport and cell phone account since he was removed from office as SA’s president

Taxpayers have forked out just under R1m for former president Jacob Zuma, his spouses and support staff’s transport and phone bills in the first nine months of his departure from office.

President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed in a response to a parliamentary question published on Thursday that the state paid R150,668.38 for Zuma’s flights between February 14, the day he left office, and November 30.

A further R837,444.41 was spent on flying expenses, as well as cellphone, accommodation and car rental expenses for Zuma, his spouses and two support staff members during the period.

Ramaphosa was responding to a written question by DA chief whip John Steenhuisen who wanted to know about the costs incurred by the state on Zuma’s trips and all related expenses for the former president.

Steenhuisen also wanted information about the purpose of each trip undertaken, to which Ramaphosa said: “Former president Zuma no longer hold
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