Hawks probe ANC murder plot claim

2013-03-11 14:43
(Picture: Supplied)

(Picture: Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The Hawks crime investigation unit is probing a report of a murder plot against North West ANC politician Patrick Chauke.

"We can't talk more about it. We can only confirm that we received the report and we are looking into it," spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said on Monday.

The Sowetan newspaper reported that it had obtained a recording in which Dan Selebano, social development media liaison officer, is heard talking about the need to "stop" Chauke.

Chauke is a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in the North West.

In the conversation with a woman, who he was apparently recruiting to be part of the plot against Chauke, Selebano said he was willing to pay for the "mission".

"It's only that, one, this man [Chauke] is enjoying what he is doing in destroying people, even politically, he's very involved. And somebody has to stop him. Like he is saying dilo tse di bua chelete [these things mean/require money]. If it meant paying for the mission I would," Selebano was quoted as saying.

Chauke said the recording showed Selebano had been briefed to work out a plot to eliminate him.

"It is clear that he is prepared to implement what he has said," Chauke said.

"If I'm going to wait for a formal meeting to brief people, it may lead to me dying. That's why I must take it up with the police. I view this as a serious threat."

Selebano had reportedly admitted it was his voice on the recording and was adamant Chauke "must be stopped".

"I am not ashamed to say that. I meant that the man must be called to order because he was out of order."

When asked what he meant by payment for the "mission", Selebano said he was talking about petrol money because he did not use a government car, the newspaper reported.

Read more on:    anc  |  hawks  |  mahikeng

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.