EXCLUSIVE: Zuma’s mystery meeting with South African spook murdered in Serbia

Former president Jacob Zuma met with murdered South African state security contract agent George Darmanovic at his official office in Pretoria when Zuma was still head of state, raising questions about whether the controversial operative was working for him.

Darmanovic, who was assassinated in Serbia on Sunday, has been described by sources as a serial information peddler.

Zuma and Darmanovic, along with Frans Richards, who previously worked in South African intelligence circles, as well as a fourth man said to be linked to state security work but whose identity was not immediately apparent, were photographed in Zuma’s office in 2012.

On Tuesday, Richards confirmed the authenticity of the photograph and told News24: “It was not a social meeting.”

While Richards’ response suggests the meeting was…

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