Zuma says there was a plot to assassinate him as deputy-president
By Khanyisa Tabata
17 October 2011
President Jacob Zuma told a gathering in KwaZulu-Natal that there had been a plot to assassinate him while he was still Deputy-President.
Zuma was speaking at the funeral of police captain Patrick Maphumulo, whom he said had refused to be drawn into the plotters plan. Maphumulo’s duty at the time was to protect the deputy-president.
The mourners were told that Maphumulo had refused to give information about Zuma’s movements to those who wanted to have him assassinated. Zuma had not clarified his statement by late last night.