Former president Jacob Zuma has confirmed that he believes the Zondo inquiry into state capture is the culmination of a global intelligence plot to “get rid” of him.

Inquiry evidence leader Paul Pretorius asked Zuma if he believed that the inquiry was part of the “conspiracy” he has detailed in his evidence so far. Zuma says two foreign intelligence agencies and a local one have been part of an effort to remove or even kill him, because they believe he has information on certain unnamed people they have identified as potential leaders of the ANC. That plot was hatched in the 1990s, Zuma said.

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