NORTHERN CAPE – A 51-year-old suspect is expected to appear before Kimberley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 19 December 2022 for allegedly instigating violence against Kimberley High Court.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday, 15 December 2022 by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team with the assistance of Crime intelligence. The information was received of a trending message on social media that was posted by the suspect, threatening to burn the High Court.

The suspect alleged that officials employed by the High Court are corrupt and if they were not arrested before 16 December 2022, he is going to bomb the High Court. It is further alleged that he posted containers alleging to be filled with petrol that he will use to bomb the court.

Members conducted a search and seizure disruptive operation at the suspect’s residence and evidence supporting the charges were seized.

He is currently detained at Kimberley police cells.