Blood Brothers | Inside a tobacco death squad: Weapons of war and failed plot to bomb mosque

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Blood Brothers | Inside a tobacco death squad: Their weapons of war and failed plot to bomb mosque
Blood Brothers | Inside a tobacco death squad: Their weapons of war and failed plot to bomb mosque

Travelling insurance salesman and alleged tobacco-industry death squad member Jonathan Schoeman has been indicted for attempts to assassinate local cigarette magnates Simon Rudland and Mohammadh Sayed.  

The indictment, served on Schoeman last week, revealed how he and Groenewald had access to an arsenal of weaponry, including high-explosive fragmentation grenades which are limited for use by the military in a time of war. 

This comes four months after the National Prosecuting Authority withdrew charges against the 40-year-old who, in a disputed confession, revealed how he and crooked Ekurhuleni Metro Policeman Sebestian Groenewald had been guns for hire.

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