Woman arrested for conspiracy to kill her aunt

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

An intelligence-driven operation involving officers from the Provincial Crime Intelligence, eThekwini Central Crime Intelligence, the Provincial Organised Crime and Electronic Surveillance was successfully executed on Friday, 26 May 2023 when a 43-year-old woman was arrested for hiring a hitman to kill her aunt.

KwaZulu Natal police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said intelligence was gathered on 31 March 2023 about a woman who was looking for the services of a hitman to have her aunt killed for an unknown motive.

“The undercover operation was put in motion and the woman, who had agreed to pay R20 000 for the life of her aunt, had already deposited half of the amount to an undercover police officer, when she was nabbed at her estate home in Pretoria. She had agreed to a deal that the balance would be paid after the job was done”.

Netshiunda said during the investigation, the aunt, who resides in Verulam was put under witness protection for maximum security. “Police are also closing in on suspect’s sister, whose role in the conspiracy was to provide the supposed hitman with the photograph of the hit target”.

The suspect will appear in court soon.   

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