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Claims by hoax e-mail "architect" Muziwendoda Kunene that he saw his alleged assassin pick up a spent cartridge after shooting him with a revolver had fuelled perceptions that the alleged hit could have been staged.
South African Gun Owners Association spokesman Martin Hood said it was impossible that a revolver could release a cartridge.
Director Sally De Beer yesterday refused to confirm whether police were also investigating Kunene's contradiction.
"We have selected an experienced detective to investigate the attempted murder case. Police will follow-up allegations about the plan to assassinate him," said De Beer.
Before he was attacked on Wednesday, Kunene made sensational claims that senior ANC members were planning his murder before the party conference in Limpopo for fear that he would reveal their corruption during the conference.
Party spokesman Smuts Ngonyama dismissed Kunene's fears about his alleged assassination plan.
"It is a completely conjured up story. The ANC has nothing to do with him," said Ngonyama.
Kunene stands accused of manufacturing hoax e-mails about a plot to smear ANC secretary general Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma.