#ICYMI: Hawks arrest man in Midrand who allegedly plotted to assassinate State capture beneficiaries

Midrand CPF and the police have been working together to curb crime and keep residents safe.


Midrand CPF and the police have been working together to curb crime and keep residents safe.

Hawks have arrested a 23-year-old male who allegedly plotted to assassinate officials perceived to be State capture beneficiaries.

According to a statement released by the Hawks, the suspect was arrested in Midrand on 26 April while he was explaining to donors how the assassination of State capture beneficiaries was going to be carried out by undercover coup plot snipers.

Hawks spokesperson, Hangwani Muladzi said almost 19 individuals were targeted and their names will only be divulged in court. The suspect is said to be the founder of the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance (ASCDSA).

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A statement by the Hawks points out that in October last year, they intercepted communication material of possible assassinations which were being planned where various members from the cabinet, State-owned entities and prominent South Africans were listed as targets.

“The communication intercepted by the investigators included various letters which were sent to selected companies to donate money at a total amount of R140 million to fund the alleged clandestine operation,” reads the statement released by the Hawks.

The statement also highlighted that during investigations, another group, the Anti-White Monopoly Capitalists Regime (AWMCG) surfaced which necessitated a two-pronged investigative approach.

“It was discovered that the AWMCG used the same modus operandi soliticing donations in order to assassinate senior government officials and other South African citizens. Four individuals were targeted for this operation, their names will also be revealed in court,” said Mulaudzi.

He added that a search was conducted at the suspect’s home and alleged that proof was confiscated for investigation.

The suspect is expected to appear at the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court on 28 April to face conspiracy to commit murder and other charges.




Belinda Pheto

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