Status on the List Bank Accounts, Fixed Property and Investments registered in the name of Muammar Gaddafi, any family member of Muammar Gaddafi and, any other high level government official of Libya

National Assembly

For Oral Reply

Question No 14 published in Internal Questions Paper 2 of 2011

Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1) Whether she has compiled a list of all (a) bank accounts, (b) fixed property and (c) investments registered in the name of (i) Muammar Gaddafi, (ii) any family member of Muammar Gaddafi and (iii) any other high level government official of Libya; if so , what are the relevant details; if not,"

(2) Whether she intends to take such steps in future; if not, why not; if so, when;

(3) Whether she intends taking any action with regard to these (a) bank accounts, (b) fixed property and (c ) investments; if not, why not; if so, what steps?

Reply:

The South African government affirmed its support to a United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 and 1973 of 2011 on the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, which included sanctions and an arms embargo. The resolution enforces a travel ban and assets freeze on Gaddafi, his inner circle and members of his family.

The competent South African authorities under the leadership of National Treasury are taking appropriate measures in compiling a list of items registered in the name of all individuals listed in the United Nations Security Council resolution number 1970 on the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.  This will be done in compliance with the articled of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 and 1973 of 16 March 2011, resulting in all those who have been listed in the said resolutions not having access to any funds or assets in the country.

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