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Questions about Zuma’s relationship with Gaddafi surface

The Mail & Guardian is reporting that Zuma was in Gaddafi’s pocket & received funding from him.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Questions have been raised about President Jacob Zuma's relationship with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi after leaked e-mails showing that US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was apparently advised not to trust Zuma.

The Mail & Guardian is reporting that Zuma had secretly received funding from Gaddafi and feared his administration could be toppled.

The newspaper says this information was conveyed to Clinton when she was Secretary of State in 2011 by a close confidant, based on western intelligence sources.

The Mail & Guardian is reporting that Clinton was told back in 2011, that Zuma was in Gaddafi's pocket and received funding from the Libyan president.

Private emails sent and received by Clinton, who was America's top diplomat until 2013, were released as part of a convoluted legal and political fight.

One email however, written by a top advisor to Clinton, paints Zuma in a negative light, saying he could not be trusted and was biased when it came to dealing with the rebels in the North African country.

Gaddafi was captured and killed in his hometown of Sirte in 2011.