Alleged ‘coup plotter’ to appear before court

A 33-year-old man who allegedly planned to assassinate officials perceived as state capture beneficiaries will appear at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court on Friday.

The suspect was arrested by the Hawks in Midrand on Wednesday.

It is alleged that he was planning a coup which included the assassination of 19 people in Cabinet, prominent South Africans and employees at state-owned entities (SOEs).

EWN reports that the Hawks monitored the suspect for seven months, obtaining letters in which he asked potential donors for money to fund his plan.

Political analyst and Talk At Nine host, Karima Brown, says there is a lot of skepticism around the arrest of the suspect.

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