'Threats of assassination and coups are serious' - Hawks

A 33- year-old man accused of plotting to assassinate individuals, including members of Cabinet, state owned entities, and other prominent South Africans, is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court on Friday.

The suspect is believed to be a founding member of the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance (ASCDSA), targeting nearly 19 individuals he has identified as state capture beneficiaries.

The Hawks say they arrested him in Midrand on Wednesday while he was explaining to donors how the assassination of state capture beneficiaries was going to be carried out by undercover snipers.

More information is expected to emerge in court detailing which ministers were targeted.

The Hawks' Hangwani Mulaudzi says while the event may seem inauthentic, claims and threats of assassination are serious.

People might be asking whether this person is authentic or not, we do not even want to venture into that.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hakws spokesperson

The fact of the matter is once you start making serious threats against any individual, talking about assassinations and coups, that is a serious threat to the state hence we had to make sure we arrest him.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hakws spokesperson

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Are you over 50? Here's how you can share your skills

Are you over 50? Here's how you can share your skills

50 Plus-Skills is an online platform that connects individuals, aged fifty plus with those in need of their skills and expertise.

Post Office strike will not affect grant payments says CEO

Post Office strike will not affect grant payments says CEO

The unions have revised their demand from 12% to 10% in salary increase while the Post Office saying it can only afford 6%.

Mayor Mashaba wants government to intervene in hiring of illegal immigrants

Mayor Mashaba wants government to intervene in hiring of illegal immigrants

The Joburg mayor says factories in Gauteng are hiring immigrants without papers, neglecting unemployed South Africans.

Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands

Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands

Nene asked unions representing Eskom workers to provide ideas to fund wage increases after negotiations with Eskom deadlocked.

Dr Blade Nzimande says state capture should be dealt with radically

Dr Blade Nzimande says state capture should be dealt with radically

Dr Blade Nzimande, Secretary General of the SACP discusses the SACP, ANC and state capture with Eusebius McKaiser.

Ramaphosa supports commission of inquiry into state capture

Ramaphosa supports commission of inquiry into state capture

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the African National Congress (ANC) must address the "elephant in the room".

Popular articles
Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Francois Janse van Rensburg, author of “Making Money through Buy-To-Let in South Africa".

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

'More black farm workers are killed than white farm workers'  - Johan Burger

'More black farm workers are killed than white farm workers'  - Johan Burger

Following a spate of farm murders in the Cape, the policing expert says there aren't enough stats available on farm killings.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Elon Musk, as you’d expect, hails from an exceptional family. Bruce Whitfield interviews his Capetonian father.