CAPE TOWN – President Jacob Zuma’s daughter has threatened legal action amid allegations she was awarded a lucrative Petro SA tender.
Thuthukile Zuma has taken to social media to rubbish claims she had secured a deal to transport diesel to Mossel Bay for the parastatal.
According to a Southern Cape newspaper, the president’s daughter secured the tender to supply diesel to the local fuel company several months ago.
It’s alleged the contract includes a daily shipment of diesel.
But Zuma denies the allegations, calling it a “complete fabrication”.
She revealed on Twitter her next step is to seek legal counsel and warned action will be taken against the small town daily for publishing what she has deemed lies.
I will be seeking legal counsel and there will be severe legal ramifications for such deplorable journalism.
— Thuthukile Zuma (@Thuthu_Zuma) March 24, 2016
The 26-year-old is no stranger to controversy as questions about political nepotism were raised two years ago after her appointment as chief of staff of the Telecommunications and Postal Services Department.
She quietly resigned from that position in December.