One of the most prominent aides of the deceased Muamar Gaddafi, Bashir Saleh Bashir, has escaped an assassination attempt in South Africa, according to sources from his family and South African media.
Saleh was attacked by gunmen and was transferred to the hospital, his family reported on social media.
Other sources close to Bashir family indicated that gunmen shot him when he was nearby his residence before fleeing the scene, adding that he was transferred to the hospital after sustaining two gun wounds.
Saleh was the director of Gaddafi’s office and was considered his most important aide.
He was also in charge of managing Libya’s sovereign fund, which includes Libya’s overseas investments. He left his exile in Paris, France, about five years ago and went to South Africa.
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