Yesterday Sunday Sun revealed that President Jacob Zuma and Ellen Tshabalala are having an affair and this is why she was hired as the SABC board chairwoman without qualifications.
Ellen and Zuma have allegedly been an item for years. And this well-kept secret has become the subject of gossip in the corridors of power, at Luthuli House and Parliament.
When asked to comment on the allegations yesterday, Ellen Tshabalala said: “What is your agenda? she asked. “Niyasihlukumeza (You are harassing me) on a Saturday by phoning me.
“Do you want to discredit the President? My answer to your entire enquiry is, no one is protecting me and I don’t have a relationship with the President,” she said.
But no fewer than four independent sources close to the President have confirmed the rumours. These sources have requested anonymity for fear of losing their jobs.