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."

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