Hit 'mastermind' gets bail

2016-02-04 17:47
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Durban - A businessman, who was allegedly fooled into thinking he was ordering a hit on his business partner for a R34m insurance payout, was granted R20 000 bail by the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Dain Neveling, 34, is facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said Neveling was released on strict conditions and would be back in court on February 19.

He may only leave his house for medical, religious, or business reasons, has to tell the investigating officer if he wants to leave the province, report to the Hillcrest police station twice a week, and will be subjected to random checks.

He told the court he had an upcoming meeting in Johannesburg.

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

An undercover police officer approached the middleman that Neveling had allegedly hired and presented himself as a hitman.

Investigators staged the "hit" on the intended victim and within 30 minutes, R10 000 was paid for the crime. The suspect was arrested and led the Hawks to the home of his alleged boss, Neveling.

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

Mulaudzi previously said it was not the first time Neveling was alleged to have tried to have his business partner killed.

In July 2015, the business partner was followed from a conference in Drummond to his home, where he was shot several times in what appeared to have been a failed hijacking.

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