Zuma's family empire

2014-07-27 11:07

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Besides a lucrative government job, members of President Jacob Zuma’s family have also scored contracts in the oil, gold, cigarette, diamond, airline and retail industries in the five years since he first took office.

The appointment of Zuma’s 25-year-old daughter Thuthukile to the almost R1 million-a-year position of chief of staff in Post and Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele’s office, reported by the Mail & Guardian on Friday, has caused an outcry.

But she is not the first family member to raise eyebrows.

Some of those with whom others have done – or attempted to do – business include a convicted killer and a Lithuanian billionaire with links to organised crime.

Other relatives have set up a number of charities which give little indication of how they spend their money and donations.

According to intensive research, it’s an empire which shows how the family’s business interests have ballooned since 2009.

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Jacob Zuma’s family money tree

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