PRETORIA, The Priority Crime Directorate of the South Africa police, better known as the Hawks, have arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly plotting to assassinate top government officials.
The man, who is the founder of the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance, was arrested in Midrand, near here, on Wednesday by undercover coup plot snipers, as he was in the process of explaining to alliance donors how the assassination of state capture beneficiaries was going to be carried out.
The suspect is expected to appear before the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday to face conspiracy to commit murder and other charges. Bail will be opposed to allow further investigation.
The Hawks said they intercepted in October 2016 communication material of possible assassinations which were being planned against various members of the 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 140 million Rand (about 10.77 million US dollars) to fund the alleged clandestine operation, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier-General Hangwani Mulaudzi said Thursday.
Mulaudzi said almost 19 individuals were targeted and their names would 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.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK