This claim has been made in the book, The President’s Keepers by Jacques Pauw, a former investigative journalist.
The book details how Moodley who has previously pocketed government tenders had paid Zuma a monthly salary of R1 million from 2009 to 2010. The payments were made by his company, Royal Security.
SARS picked up on the irregular payments as it had not been declared under Paye As You Earn (PAYE) with Zuma also no declaring the payments to SARS.
Moodley did not respond to requests for comment while Zuma’s spokesperson Bongani Nqulunga said he would respond.
In August last year, it was reported how Moodley allegedly received payments worth more than R550 million from a “tender-rich” IT company called Siyangena Technologies after the latter won disputed contracts worth R4 billion.
The contracts are related to the installation of security cameras, access gates and other security equipment at train stations countrywide.
Moodley has previously been a ward chairperson for the ANC in Umhlanga and has in the past spoken publicly about his financial contributions to the ANC.