The spy who got Zuma off the hook

The spy who got Zuma off the hook

Notorious tapes used to quash 783 charges against President may have been enginereed by Number One’s cronies.

International man of mystery, codenamed “Luciano” – the star actor on the so called “Spy Tapes” which got President Jacob Zuma off 783 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering – has popped up again, this time as a “Council Member” of the mysterious African Union Foundation headed by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Over the past several years, numerous sources, from former colleagues to South African law enforcement agencies, have confirmed that “Luciano” is one Andries “André” Pienaar – a mysterious and some say dangerous free-lance intelligence operator who spins a supremely plausible tale.

He started his career with international investigators, Kroll and soon became head of their South African operation where, in the early years of ANC rule they got themselves signed up as secret advisors to any number of government departments.

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