Daily Archives: April 10, 2019

Former South African president Zuma denies late Libyan president Gaddafi gave him $30m cash

PRETORIA, South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has denied an allegation by a local newspaper that the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi gave him $30m.

According to the Sunday Times the money was to secure Col Gaddafi legal representation if he was captured and taken to court or to pass on to his family if he was killed.

The Libyan leader was caught and killed in 2011.

Zuma tweeted that he knows nothing about the allegation and implied that it was another story about him that the paper had got wrong.

The allegation is that the money had been stored in a vault since 2011 in Zuma's private home before it was moved to eSwatini early this year.

It said that the country's monarch King Mswati III was aware.

The paper also alleged that Zuma's successor Cyril Ramaphosa had knowledge of the cash movement.

Both South Africa and eSwatini have denied the allegations, the Citizen news site reports.

South Africa's International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu also denied the allegations saying the story did not reflect realities on the ground.

There is no money that we are aware of and I spoke honestly and as the minister of international relations, I have not found any money that belongs to Libyans. If the Libyans make a request for us to investigate this matter, we will. The story on the front page [of the Sunday Times] doesn't reflect the realities on the ground.

Source: Nam News Network

UN Chief Calls for Cease-Fire in Libya

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the fighting that erupted last week between Libyan political rivals for control of the capital, Tripoli.It's still time to stop. It's still time for a cease-fire to take place, for a cessation of…

UN Chief Calls for Cease-Fire in Libya

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the fighting that erupted last week between Libyan political rivals for control of the capital, Tripoli.It's still time to stop. It's still time for a cease-fire to take place, for a cessation of…

Stock Theft successes and recoveries continues

KING WILLIAMS TOWN - Eastern Cape Stock Theft Unit operations to eliminate stock theft and illicit trade in stolen meat continues to yield good successes and recoveries.A former police Commander, Captain Ndzima Dweba (55) has been found guilty of three (03) counts of Stock at…

Stock Theft successes and recoveries continues

KING WILLIAMS TOWN - Eastern Cape Stock Theft Unit operations to eliminate stock theft and illicit trade in stolen meat continues to yield good successes and recoveries.A former police Commander, Captain Ndzima Dweba (55) has been found guilty of three (03) counts of Stock at…

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the meeting with Interfaith Leaders, CSIR Convention Centre, Tshwane

Deputy President, Mr David Mabuza,Ministers and Deputy Ministers,Members of the Interfaith Presidential Working Group,Members of the National Religious Leaders Council,Members of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa,Representatives of all faiths and denominations,Members of the media,Ladies and Gentlemen,It is my honour and privilege to welcome…

Violence in Libya Could Give IS Renewed Opportunities

WASHINGTON As conflict continues to escalate between the forces of Gen. Khalifa Haftar and the United Nations-recognized government in the capital of Tripoli, experts warn Islamic State militants could take advantage of the security vacuum and resurface on the battlefields of Libya.The unrest in Libya…