Durban businessman in court for failed R34m hit

2015-11-06 14:57
(File, iStock)

(File, iStock)

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

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.

Read more on:    durban  |  crime

Join the conversation! 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.

Inside News24

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


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 network.


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.