News24.com | Russia Embassy slams media reports that it interfered in SA elections, calls them 'hit ...

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- byronbulletin.com | 7 months ago

The Russian Embassy in Pretoria has dismissed as fake news, media reports detailing an alleged plot by a businessman with links to President Vladimir Putin to interfere in South Africa‘s elections.

In response to a query by News24, Russian Embassy press-attaché Alexander Kulyaev said Russia “does not interfere or meddle in the internal affairs of other countries” and slammed reports as ‘hit pieces‘ designed to portray Russia in a negative light. Last week – on May, 7 – to discredit opposition party leaders Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane.

Prigozhin who is known to be close to Putin, is believed to be behind the infamous Internet Research Agency and was one of a handful of people for interference in the US presidential elections in 2016.

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