Durban businessman in court for failed R34m hit

2015-11-06 14:57
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Durban – A Durban businessman who was allegedly fooled into thinking he was ordering a hit on his business partner for a R34m insurance pay-out has been remanded to police custody.

On Friday, Dain Neveling, 34, and his co-accused Hendrick Nunez, 33, and Jorgen Jorgensen, 34, appeared at the Durban Magistrate's Court on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

The trio were remanded in custody at the Durban North police holding cells and will appear again on November 12 for a formal bail application.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi previously said the businessman allegedly hired someone to help him find a hitman to kill his business partner.

- Read more: Hawks thwart R34m assassination plot

In a sting operation, an undercover cop approached middleman believed to be hired by Neveling, and presented himself as a hitman. The undercover cop was provided with a vehicle, police blue light and a police communication radio.

Investigators then staged the murder of the targeted man, and within 30 minutes, an amount of R10 000 was paid for the fake hit.

The suspect was then arrested. He then allegedly led the Hawks to the home of his boss, Neveling.

The businessman was found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm black HK pistol with 26 live rounds of ammunition.

Mulaudzi previously said this was not the first time the businessman had allegedly tried to have his business partner killed. In July this year, the business partner was apparently followed from a conference in Drummond to his home where he was shot several times in what appeared to be a failed hijacking.

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