A middle-aged woman will have to appear in court for allegedly trying to organise a hit on her husband’s life.
The 44-year-old woman from Kenilworth was nabbed yesterday in a sting operation after cops became aware of her plannetjies to have her husband taken out.
She was arrested shortly after handing over money to the would-be hitman.
According to police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk, cops reacted swiftly to stop the woman in her tracks after they received a tip-off about her alleged scheme.
“A joint investigation was conducted by the Provincial Detective Unit and Manenberg Serious and Violent Crimes Investigation Unit,” he explains.
“The investigation culminated [yesterday] at approximately 10.10am when a sting operation was conducted in the parking area of Landsdowne Railway Station.”
Not knowing that her alleged murderous plans had been foiled, the 44-year-old woman handed an undisclosed amount of cash over to the would-be hitman in exchange for the hit on her husband’s life.
But instead she got the shock of her life when she was handcuffed and arrested a short while later.
“The 44-year-old Kenilworth woman is to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Thursday on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder,” says Van Wyk.