“The campaign was a highly sophisticated plot to blackmail me. The Sunday Times thought it could coerce me into a corner,” Pule said.
Pule and her alleged boyfriend Phosane Mngqibisa have repeatedly been accused of corruption, cronyism, self-enrichment and negligence. Making reference to a number of stories, Pule said Sunday Times has
“The Sunday Times handlers, who are high-profiled business people and politicians, thought that they could coerce me into a corner by threatening me to make revelations,” she added.
Rumor has it that Pule’s boyfriend helped business associates and friends to get positions on the boards of the Post Office and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) among other entities. Sunday Times editor Phylicia Oppelt could not be reached but her personal assistant said media should wait for Oppelt as she is the most relevant person to comment.