Lawyers of former president Jacob Zuma’s estranged wife have directly appealed to new prosecutions boss Shamila Batohi for a decision on whether she will be charged with attempting to poison him. In a letter sent to Batohi on behalf of Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma earlier this week, attorney Ulrich Roux said she “from the outset made it clear that she is not aware of, nor was she in any way involved in, an alleged conspiracy to murder Jacob Zuma. “This matter has been hanging over my client’s head since June 2015. In four years the SA Police Service and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have seemingly made no progress pertaining to any further investigation being conducted herein and whether there is merit or substance in the allegations levelled against my client.” NPA head of communications Bulelwa Makeke confirmed that Batohi had received Ntuli-Zuma’s letter and it “is receiving attention”. Ntuli-Zuma has joined a host of high-profile suspects in politically loaded cases, incl...

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