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Arrest after hitlist SMSed to wrong person

2012-02-02 22:49

Johannesburg - A man was arrested in Alexandra, Johannesburg on Wednesday for allegedly planning to assassinate several people, police said.

"The 28-year-old man apparently sent an SMS to the wrong person that contained a list of people to be killed in Alexandra," Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

The man was found and taken in for questioning after the recipient of the SMS went to the police.

"He will soon appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder."

Mogale could not confirm a news report that the accused was a member of the ANC Youth League.

"It is not known why the suspect wanted to kill these people, and this forms part of the investigation."

Comments
  • Sean - 2012-02-03 03:53

    Probably get off on "technical chages" or "stolen" docket or money under the table........!

  • Breinlekkasie - 2012-02-03 06:45

    Any criminal with some sense will know that one does not e-mail or SMS something like that. Electronic devices media like this leave a long electronic "paper trial".

      TheWatcher - 2012-02-03 08:04

      In America and other 1st world countries yes. Here they can't even trace the location of a cellphone properly. I have never heard of any trained technical or IT guy capable of doing anything like that in the police force.

  • Michelle - 2012-02-03 08:35

    A candidate for the "worlds dumbest criminal award" ~ jokes aside; at least he is off the street for a while

  • Jayne - 2012-02-03 08:40

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahah.... breathe...hahahahahahahahahahah

  • hein.huyser - 2012-02-03 08:42

    Hit-squads, rival murders, intolerance, murder at will, no surprises there. It's election time in the NSA and the anc hates competition.

  • Sean - 2012-02-03 08:51

    Elementary my dear Watson!

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-03 09:19

    Eish - Lekker Dof ne?

  • Deirdre - 2012-02-03 09:27

    Hopefully he'll be getting a new cell number, one at Sun city maybe?

  • Jackie - 2012-02-03 13:38

    Bwahahaha what an idiot...he got his just deserves!!!

  • Lerato - 2012-02-03 13:47

    How do u send list of ppl you want to murder to wrong number??? Just show you the level of intelligence with ANCYL or their associates...!!!

  • Tuner - 2012-02-04 01:41

    Candidate for idiot of the year!

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