Former first lady once again denies involvement in plot to kill Zuma

Former first lady once again denies involvement in plot to kill Zuma

- Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma's laywer says she has suffered "emotional trauma" because of accusations that she was involved in a plot to murder Jacob Zuma

- Her legal representatives claim that law enforcement does not have enough evidence with which to charge her, however

- As a result, they say they will take to the matter to the High Court if the NPA does not respond to their letter

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Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, the wife of former president Jacob Zuma, has reiterated her denial of allegations that she attempted to kill her husband.

Ntuli-Zuma, who also goes by MaNtuli, was first investigated by the Hawks in 2015 regarding a plot to murder Jacob Zuma.

Ulrich Roux, MaNtuli's lawyer, says that she has suffered "emotional trauma" as a result of the allegations.

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Roux also claims that the investigation into the alleged conspiracy has made no progress. He singled out the NPA and SAPS, in particular, as having made little headway in the case.

MaNtuli was identified as a possible suspect in an alleged plot to poison Zuma in June 2015, after she was ordered to leave Nkandla by former minister of state security, David Mahlobo, according to IOL.

In 2016, NDPP Shaun Abrahams confirmed that MaNtuli was being investigated in connection with the case.

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However, Roux maintains that MaNtuli had no knowledge of any plot to poison her husband. He also urged the NPA to charge MaNuli if there was sufficient evidence to do so, but said that he believed they lacked the necessary evidence, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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He added that the matter would be taken to the High Court if the NPA failed to respond to their letter.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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