ZUMA: ‘I WAS POISONED’
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma yesterday repeated his claim that he had been poisoned.
Speaking on ANN7’s Straight Talk programme, Zuma, who declined to go into details on his claims, said strong poison was used in an attempt to silence him. “I was poisoned but I won’t go into details ... some people wanted to see me dead,” he said.
His statement fell a bit short compared to the one he made in Pongolo, northern KwaZuluNatal, during an ANC cadre forum.
At that event Zuma claimed that he was being targeted for his radical economic programmes seeking to redistribute the country’s wealth. Government’s decision to be part of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) business community was anoth er he was targeted for, he said.
However, later during the interview Zuma stated that radical economic transformation was not his own programme but rather that of the ANC as an organisation.
Russian doctors as well as that country’s spies are alleged to have made Zuma aware of the fact that he had been poisoned.
The Hawks have also interogated Zuma’s second wife, Nompumelo Ntuli, whom it had been alleged, used to poison Zuma. Ntuli has since been kicked out of Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.