POLOKWANE – A 49 – year old company secretary at Gateway Airport Authority Limited was arrested at her Polokwane home on Thursday for allegedly conspiring to have her husband killed.
The woman, who is a former senior manager at Capricorn District Municipality, is allegedly experiencing marital problems and solicited the help of hitmen to kill her husband in exchange for a R50 000 payment.
Through intelligence gathering, the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation uncovered the plot and immediately put to action a plan to apprehend the suspect.
Investigations revealed that the suspect is married to a well-known businessman who also reside around Polokwane and they are on the verge of a divorce. Three hitmen were hired to follow through with the killing in exchange for a sizeable payment.
The plot was foiled after she was arrested at her house on Thursday evening and she is expected to make her first appearance in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court soon. Investigations are still ongoing.