×

We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Say what you like about Muammar Gaddafi, the Brotherly Leader, was clearly an excellent judge of character. If weekend reports are true and he asked Jacob Zuma to squirrel away R400m of his R2.8-trillion fortune, that’s the equivalent of someone wanting to hide R1,000 and entrusting you with 14c. As I said, an excellent judge of character. Of course, Zuma wasn’t the only hole Gaddafi found in which to stash his cash. The Libyan dictator was famous for doing with his riches what he probably did to some of his critics: breaking them into little chunks and spreading them all over the place. Indeed, in 2010 US investigators found $37bn invested in the heart of the Great Satan itself. That’ll teach those imperialists! Destroy them from within! Or something. In short, it wouldn’t be a big surprise if some of Gaddafi’s billions had washed up at Nkandla, adding yet another layer of filth to an already perfect metaphor for the ANC: an ugly, sprawling thing, built at immense cost with other p...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.