President Jacob Zuma at the weekend spoke publicly of attempts on his life, saying he was poisoned and almost died because of his stance on socio-economic transformation and land reform.
“I was poisoned and almost died just because South Africa joined Brics (the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa business communities) under my leadership, they said I was going to destroy the country,” Mr Zuma said.
Addressing the African National Congress (ANC) Cadres’ Forum in Phongolo, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday, the president said he became a target after calling for radical economic transformation. So according this report there were a total of three attempts to kill him.
In the clip, he doesn’t identify who tried to kill him but says it was someone close to him.