President Jacob Zuma’s office has dismissed as gossip a Sunday Times report that his wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, poisoned him.
“It’s based on total speculation and gossip,” presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said.
“I’m not commenting any further... I don’t comment on gossip.”
The Sunday Times reported that three sources, which it did not name, had confirmed that Zuma fell ill and was hospitalised in June last year.
During a trip to the US two months later, he learnt he had been poisoned.