President Jacob Zuma’s third wife Bongi Ngema-Zuma fears for her life.
The first lady told police she felt unsafe in her police-guarded house in the ultra-luxurious suburb of Waterkloof in Pretoria after one of her fired employees showed up in her kitchen unannounced.
Ngema-Zuma, 52, told Blooklyn police that her former administrator at her NGO BNZ Foundation rocked up at her home in February without prior arrangement.
She told police in her statement that Nomava Diko was her ex-employee who was once suspended from the foundation after she was suspected of being involved in fraud.
“I was at my house at the above given address, and I was in my bedroom. One of my helpers … came to me reporting that there is a person in the house who is asking to see me, she said the name of the person is Nomava Diko, 37.
“I asked my helper how did Nomava entered (sic) the house, because she is not supposed to be in my house, hence (sic) she did not inform me that she needs to come and see me. I then asked Fundisiwe to take her out of the house and also inform police who are working/deployed at my house to remove her from my house.
“I was informed by my helpers and the police that Nomava just passed the guardroom where there are police. She did not knocked (sic) at the door, and she was not escorted into the house. She went through the back door until she was found inside my house in the kitchen.
“The suspect’s actions makes (sic) me feel unsafe, I have no idea what she wants from me. I know the suspect, she was placed by an agent … and she was working as an administrator dealing with clients, financial assistants (sic),” wrote Ngema-Zuma in her affidavit.
A police source close to the case said: “It is not clear why they terminated her contract. The letter from her employer [dated October last year] just said the contract was being ended due to operational reasons.”
The officer said the case was not placed on the court roll beacuse it was weak.
“The woman used to work there and the guards knew her. So technically she did not tresspass,” he said.
Ngema-Zuma could not be reached for comment as her PA, who only identified herself as Cornelia, answered her phones and demanded to relay the questions to her boss instead. Both of them had not responded to questions at the time of going to print.
Diko declined to comment.
Police spokesman Kay Makhubele said the matter was handed to the National Prosecuting Authority.