South Africa: Zuma Hasn't Laid a Case Related to Suicide Bomber Plot - and Reveals New Assassination Threat

Former President Jacob Zuma at the state capture inquiry, July 16, 2019.
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The former president's legal team unveils Stalingrad tactics 2.0 - but Judge Raymond Zondo nips it in the bud.

Former president Jacob Zuma has not laid a case with the police related to his claim that a suicide bomber gang attempted to take him out at a recent Maskandi concert in Durban.

On Tuesday, Zuma started his testimony before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture with another bombshell revelation. He told the commission's chairperson Judge Raymond Zondo that somebody had called his PA on Monday, 15 July and said: "Tell Zuma we are going to kill him and kill his children as well as some people around him. I have lost a child (before). This Commission must know that my life, my children's lives and the lawyers (representing him) are now under threat."

On his first day of testimony, Zuma said that he had not attended the Durban concert as he had received information of a hit on him; he also said that he had faced a 29-year-long conspiracy to get rid of him by local and foreign intelligence operatives.

SA Police Services spokesperson Vish Naidu said he could find no record of a case being laid by...

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