Newspaper reports in South Africa over the weekend claim that there is evidence that former President Jacob Zuma has been hiding millions of missing dollars -belonging to the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi – at his residence at Nkandla; and that he has now moved the money to the Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland).
Reports state that Gaddafi’s money was hidden in Zuma’s homestead, before being moved to eSwatini earlier this year.
The DA said in a statement Sunday that it calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take the nation into his confidence and come clean about his involvement in the case of the missing millions.
“In addition, the President needs to aid in recovering these millions and to ensure that the National Prosecuting Authority holds Zuma accountable for his actions. According to the reports, President Ramaphosa seems to have intimate knowledge of the dodgy dealings by his predecessor,” said the DA in its statement.
The relevant authorities are certain that this fortune, amounting to an estimated R420 million, was being hidden in the Nkandla bunker – which former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was denied access to when she conducted an in loco inspection at the homestead.
It is completely unacceptable that Zuma remains free after aiding the late North African dictator and the NPA must act swiftly on these reports to ascertain their accuracy.
This missing money is of keen interest to several bodies, including the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and the United States Authorities. There are possible violations of sanctions associated with the money, as well as the contravention of foreign exchange controls, said the DA.
It’s alleged that Zuma wanted the money “because President Ramaphosa refused to pay for his legal fees”, said the DA.
How is Jacob not in prison!!! #Nkandla
— Jason Snyman (@mrjs134) April 7, 2019
We live in such a surreal country that I have for the second time this week almost mistaken a REAL news story for satire! #Nkandla
— Roné McFarlane (@Rownsterr) April 7, 2019
#Nkandla is a crime scene.
By now a search warrant should have been issued and what’s left in the bunker (I am sure hundreds more millions is there) should be confiscated but when you live in a #GangsterState I am not holding my breath. pic.twitter.com/bCoYmDHdyU
— Ricardo Mackenzie (@ricardomackenzi) April 7, 2019