SA – Estranged First Lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has denied any involvement in or knowledge of an attempt to poison South African President Jacob Zuma. Her lawyers responded to reports in City Press and Rapport newspapers that they have “reliably learnt” of a plot to poison President Zuma and that the net is closing in on Ntuli-Zuma.
Ntuli-Zuma denies the allegations and says she was never involved in a plot to poison her husband, was not even aware of such a plot or “crumbled and confessed” to having knowledge of the plot.
The newspaper says authorities are on the trail of her alleged accomplices, which include a flamboyant KwaZulu-Natal businessman. Sources allege other local and foreign individuals are on the radar of investigators.
A docket has been opened by the National Prosecuting Authority and is being dealt with by senior prosecutors. Sources told City Press that MaNtuli has also made a statement to investigators and her affidavit contains “very interesting names”.