Woman nabbed after asking traditional healer to kill her husband

2014-08-04 09:03

A 49-year-old woman has been arrested for conspiracy to murder her husband in Johannesburg.

Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele of the Gauteng police said the woman allegedly approached a traditional healer on Saturday, asking for a medicine to kill her husband.

“The traditional healer was unable to help her. She [allegedly] requested the traditional healer to organise hit men to kill her husband and [said she would] pay them R20000 in cash.”

He said the traditional healer promised to help her organise the men but instead informed police about the conspiracy.

Later on Saturday the woman met the traditional healer with two undercover policemen, who pretended to be hit men.

She allegedly gave the officers R4000 in cash and promised to pay the outstanding balance the following day, once the job was finished.

The woman phoned her husband and told him to go to President and Ntemi Piliso streets, where he was to meet the men who were supposed to take him to another traditional healer for cleansing.

Mbele said the police took out their appointment certificates, introduced themselves, and arrested her.

“The motive for the conspiracy to murder her husband is not yet known and the investigation is continuing,” he said.

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