Poisoned officers suspect plot

2013-07-12 00:00

MYSTERY surrounds the chocolate poisonings of five airforce officers, which is reportedly just one of a series of attacks on them.

Since the officers were poisoned, some of their homes have been broken into but few items of value were stolen.

One of the poison victims also reported that his vehicle had been tampered with.

Sister paper Beeld has learned the five members suspect a syndicate with sinister motives was behind all the incidents.

The members of the alleged syndicate are reportedly all colleagues, who, according to a friend of the victims, are causing an intolerable situation for the five victims.

Earlier this week, three men and two women were rushed to hospital after ingesting a banned insecticide often used by criminals to poison guard dogs.

Known on the street as Two Step because of the speed at which it kills, the insecticide left the victims with burned stomach linings. It will take months for the poison to work out of their systems.

The SA police took statements from the five and the case is being investigated by the military police’s special investigation unit. A certain group of airforce members have reportedly been identified as suspects.

Chief of the Airforce, Lieutenant-General Zakes Msimang, expressed his shock at the poisonings.

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