Man in court for allegedly plotting to assassinate top govt officials

APRIL 28, 2017
Man in court for allegedly plotting to assassinate top govt officials

A 23-year-old man is expected in court on Friday after he was arrested by the Hawks for allegedly plotting to assassinate top government officials.

The man, who is alleged to be the founder of the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance, was arrested in Midrand on Wednesday by undercover coup plot snipers, as he was reportedly in the process of explaining to alliance donors how the assassination of  'state capture' beneficiaries was going to be carried out.

According to the Hawks, in October 2016, they intercepted communication material of possible assassinations that were being planned against various members of Cabinet, State-owned entities and prominent South Africans.

“The communication intercepted by the investigators included various letters which were sent to selected companies to donate money totalling R140 million to fund the alleged clandestine operation,” Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

Mulaudzi said almost 19 individuals were targeted and their names will only be divulged in court.

A search was conducted at the suspect’s home and evidentiary proof was confiscated for further investigation. 

During the ongoing investigation, another group, the Anti-White Monopoly Capitalists Regime (AWMCG) surfaced, which necessitated a two-pronged investigation approach.

According to Mulaudzi, the AWMCG used the same modus operandi, soliciting donations in order to assassinate senior government officials and other South African citizens.

“Four individuals were allegedly targeted for this operation. Their names will also be revealed in court,” Mulaudzi said.

The suspect is expected to appear before Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday to face conspiracy to commit murder and other charges. Bail will be opposed to allow further investigation.

–additional reporting SAnews.gov.za