Mom ‘tried to put hit on sons’

2013-08-22 00:00

A PORT Shepstone woman has put a bleak spin on the term a mother’s love, when she was arrested yesterday for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill her two sons.

The pair now live to tell the tale, because the “hitman” who was hired was an undercover policeman.

The police were tipped off by the man whom the mom allegedly first approached to find someone who could bump off her sons.

Police suspect that the motive for wanting her own flesh and blood killed was to cash in on their life insurance policies.

And driving a hard bargain, the woman is believed to have asked for a discount, because there were two people that would be killed — a case of two for the price of one.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the area crime intelligence and kwaDukuza cluster task team arrested the 50-year-old mother of three after a sting operation.

The woman is alleged to have approached a relative earlier this month and assigned him to kill her sons — whose ages were not revealed.

The relative reported the matter to the police, who then roped in the crime intelligence unit, said Naicker.

On August 14, a meeting between the woman and a policeman posing as a hitman was arranged, where details of the plot were discussed.

The woman put a R25 000 price on each son’s head.

“She requested a discount, saying that she was giving the hitman two jobs. She also promised him three more jobs should he pull these two off successfully,” said Naicker.

The motive for the hit was to claim insurance policies she had taken out on her sons, said Naicker.

Terms were agreed, and in a second meeting on August 20 the woman handed over photos of her sons and R350 for expenses.

After the exchange, police moved in and made the arrest. The woman was found in possession of insurance documents, as well as four other identity documents.

She will appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court today on charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

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