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Zuma poison report untrue

By Charl Bosch - Feb 23, 2015
Zuma poison report untrue

The Presidency has denied a weekend newspaper report claiming that President Jacob Zuma was allegedly poisoned by his second wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma.

According to The Sunday Times, three anonymous sources claimed that Zuma fell ill during June last year, and had to be hospitalised. He only learned of the complot against him on route to the United States before having the diagnosis confirmed while visiting Russia two months later. The report claims that the President got so sick that he started hallucinating and talking to his late mother as if she were alive.

The report further states that Ntuli-Zuma, who was accused by one of her bodyguards of committing adultery six years ago, had been kicked out of the President’s home in Nkandla and had been living in Durban North with her three children since January after starting to show a bad attitude towards his other wives.

Presidential Spokesperson, Mac Maharaj, has refused to comment on the allegations, citing them as being based on “total speculation and gossip”.