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FF+ candidate 'planned murder'

2012-02-19 14:30

Johannesburg - A Freedom Front Plus candidate in last year's local government elections has allegedly been implicated in a plot to kill her husband, the City Press reported on Sunday.

Nell-Mari Cooke, 30, allegedly plotted with her gardener and a suspected gang member to murder her 31-year-old husband Martin, with whom she is in divorce proceedings.

She appeared in the Worcester Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Her husband apparently learned of the plot last week when he found a handwritten letter from an unknown person in his wife's letterbox, the newspaper reported.

The letter writer was asking for money, apparently promised by Cooke for the murder of her husband.

In court, she denied the plot. Her co-accused have turned State's witnesses and will testify against her.

During her bail application, investigating officer Warrant Officer Deon Daamies said Cooke's cellphone records would show that she was in regular contact with the men.

She was released on R5 000 bail.

Comments
  • Putin the " - 2012-02-19 14:34

    The only article where the ANC will not be mentioned!!

      Barefoot - 2012-02-19 15:20

      You just mentioned it

      Charmaine Paterson - 2012-02-19 15:24

      I heard her husband voted ANC, so she felt compelled to have him murdered.

      Dirk - 2012-02-19 16:02

      If she was ANC, she would have been an MP by next week.

      Putin the " - 2012-02-19 22:05

      Charmain please improve on your jokes. sure your man laughs at your jokes for the sake of it

  • Bob - 2012-02-19 14:36

    Bonk the gardener and coheres him to bang the husband….FF hypocrite…!

      mark.davy2 - 2012-02-19 15:21

      Well said...!

      mariuskowie - 2012-02-19 18:35

      @TANIE SARIEKIE. Just pathetic....

  • Kim - 2012-02-19 15:15

    You plot to murder your husband and still get bail. Our justice system is the best.

      Burtfred - 2012-02-19 15:33

      Kim, the principle of "innocent until proven guilty, beyond reasonable doubt" applies. Just because a charge of attempted murder was laid against her by one of our SAPS gangsters, doesn't automatically equate to guilt.

      Kim - 2012-02-19 15:41

      @Burtfred..I am familiar with the case and the evidence against her, should not have allowed her bail.

      Burtfred - 2012-02-19 15:57

      Granting of bail is a fundamental right of the accused, unless The accused has previous convictions for a similar offence The accused has no fixed abode and might abscond The accused is likely to commit other offences while on bail The accused is likely to interfere with witness or destroy evidence. In the abscence of any of the above, the accused should be granted bail. The evidence aginst her has never been tested in court and is therefore of lesser consideration than the accused's rights to liberty under the constitution.

      Barefoot - 2012-02-19 16:06

      Thank u Burt your second comment sounds civil unlike the first one, bail doesn't mean a person is free people

      Tuner - 2012-02-19 16:16

      Butfred You are sounding like an anc spokesperson. We are not legal people that are involved in her trial or even important people whose opinion matters. So what is the big deal?

      Tanie - 2012-02-19 18:16

      Be careful of what you writing about your professional duties blonde girl, unless if your are exercising your God given IQ.

      nellmari.cooke - 2012-06-13 08:39

      You know why I got Bail Karen? Because this whole sick story doesnt even begin to make sence. But I see your blond so maybe you didnt think it thru. 1. Why on earth will ANY gangster or hitman - that someone "hired" put a letter in your postbox WITH his details on. 2. Why will my ex put his hands in my postbox if there is a restraining order against him, that can get him locked up! 3. He also got hold of his killer and they had a nice chat??? HUH??? And all of this days before we go to court about our kids.

      nellmari.cooke - 2012-06-13 08:42

      And how exactly are you familiar with my case?? I don’t even know you?

  • Abongile Mbauli - 2012-02-19 15:31

    Love can so quickly turn into hate. She must have truly loved him.

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 15:35

    This story is incoherent. It is not clear why the intended victim was not murdered and why the hitman who was hired to kill the victim was claiming payment while he did not perform in terms of the silly agreement

  • The-Azanian - 2012-02-19 17:19

    i thought anc topdogs were best with shady deals that end up in public...

  • Sandra - 2012-02-19 17:46

    Blame it on Apartheid...lol

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