Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, one of the wives of former President Jacob Zuma, has been advised to sue the state over accusations that she poisoned her husband.

Ntuli-Zuma’s lawyer, Ulrich Roux, said he had advised Ntuli-Zuma to sue the state after the NPA declined to prosecute on the poisoning case, having found no evidence to support the allegation.

According to Weekend Argus, Roux said Ntuli-Zuma was treated badly after the accusations came out in 2015.

‘I have advised my client to consider civil action against the NPA and the state. She was implicated in this alleged plot to kill Zuma without any evidence,’ said Roux.

‘There is a possible claim for damages for legal fees and for pain and suffering,’ he added.

He said it had been four-and-a-half years since the allegations came out and there was no evidence linking his client to the murder plot.

He said Ntuli-Zuma had suffered tremendously with her children when the allegations emerged.

She had been forced out of the Nkandla home of the former President, said Roux.

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