South African woman arrested for conspiracy to murder her husband

In the Northern Cape, South Africa, police have detained a 40-year-old woman accused of hiring hitmen to kill her husband.

Captain Olebogeng Tawana, a police spokesperson, said in a statement on Sunday, May 15, that the woman who allegedly arranged to have her husband assassinated was arrested during a joint operation by members of Provincial Organized Crime and Kimberley Crime Intelligence.

“The arrest was affected on Sunday, 15 May 2022 at the Indian Centre in Kimberley” the statement read.

“Following a weeklong of intelligence gathering and surveillance, the team executed the arrest with the assistance of agents who posed as hitmen

“It’s alleged that woman wanted the hitmen to kidnap and kill her husband and promised to pay them a substantial amount of payment after the supposed hit

“The woman was intercepted and arrested while negotiating with the hitmen

“She is expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 16 May 2022 on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.” 

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