Sunday Times reported on Sunday that late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi handed over an estimated sum of $30 million to former president Zuma to keep for him before meeting his death in 2011.
Then, in the early hours of Tuesday, Africa News 24-7 twitted that the out-gone South African president was all set to establish a legal matter against Sunday Times. Few hours later, the tweet was missing on twitter, probably as a result of using a wrong figure of R422 instead of the alleged estimated sum of R422 million.
Both news of Zuma keeping Gaddafi’s money and the former president’s intention to sue have atoms of fake-news as Zuma’s lawyer Dan Mantsha has denied knowledge of his client’s intention to sue the news reporting company.
Sigh! I owe millions in legal fees… I’ve asked you to assist with that one title deed in order for me to sell that house. I now hear that I have been keeping money belonging to my late brother Gaddafi. Where’s this money because His Majesty knows nothing about it? https://t.co/HputtXav1f
— Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) April 9, 2019
The jovial past president treated the allegation with disdain as he seems to be much more busy with philanthropic activities.
This young lady had written to the Tobeka Madiba Zuma Foundation. She wrote that the only thing standing between her and her graduation ceremony tomorrow was an outfit and bus fare. I had the honor of meeting, congratulating and handing over our gifts to her this past weekend. pic.twitter.com/4hxKDMAhYk
— Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) April 1, 2019
…and enjoying his life like it should be.
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – Muhammad Ali pic.twitter.com/LBobo7DeLb
— Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) March 31, 2019