Qaddafi Son to Leave Niger for South Africa, Avoid Extradition

Niger has refused to send Saadi Qaddafi to Libya and he is reportedly now headed for South Africa


Saadi Gaddafi, one of the late Moammar Gaddafi's sons, may have found a new home, FRANCE 24 has learned. The former football player, who has been living in Niger for the past year following the collapse of his father's regime, may be headed to South Africa.

Niger, which has refused to send Saadi, 39, to his native Libya to face charges out of concern that he would not be treated fairly, has agreed to let him leave for South Africa. South Africa has reportedly agreed to welcome him, according to sources close to the issue.