Zuma's wife to be charged for poison plot: report

02 August 2015 - 12:58 By Times LIVE

Nompumelelo Ntuli -Zuma is set to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder according to a report.

City Press reports Ma Ntuli is under investigation by the National Prosecuting Authority after a plot to poison president Jacob Zuma was unveiled recently.

Zuma's wife, Ma Ntuli was an alleged co-conspirator to the plot, which was said to be the brain child of a Kwa-Zulu Natal businessman and local and foreign nationals. A source told the newspaper Ma Ntuli would be charged.

“It’s true. She is going to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder. She hasn’t been charged because we haven’t been able to nab the man (or) people that are behind the plot.”

Ma Ntuli has allegedly confessed to knowing about the poison plot.

The Sunday Times broke the story of how Ma Ntuli was banned from Nkandla after Zuma and his aides caught wind of the plot. Zuma fell seriously ill in June last year and upon a trip to the US, doctors detected poison in his system and this was further confirmed by Russian medics.

Ma Ntuli was barred from accompanying the president on trips thereafter and moved out of her house in the Nkandla compound in January this year. She lives in Durban North with her three children.

The presidency dismissed the plot claims as sensational and mere gossip earlier this year.