Police thwart planned murder

2016-10-18 15:15

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Police have arrested a 44-year-old woman from Kenilworth today (18 October) for allegedly conspiring to murder her husband.

“A conspiracy to commit murder unfolded on the outskirts of Cape Town today. Fortunately, swift action by seasoned detectives prevented the assassination of the would-be victim and his 44-year-old wife was arrested,” says Captain FC van Wyk, Western Cape police spokesperson.

Van Wyk says that police arrested the woman in a sting operation at Lansdowne train station thishitman morning (18 October) at 10:10 after she was seen handing over an undisclosed amount of money to an unknown would-be hit man to have the assassination of her husband carried out.

“Following information received of allegations of a conspiracy to commit murder, a joint investigation was conducted by the Provincial Detective Unit and the Manenberg Serious and Violent Crimes Investigation Unit,” adds Van Wyk.

The suspect is to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Thursday on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

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