Police have confirmed they are investigating charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Grant Olckers, 34, went to cops after someone tried to kill him in May, before his ex-wife’s friend allegedly came to warn him that his ex, Nazley Olckers, 35, had hired a hitman from the Americans gang to kill him.
The high school sweethearts were married for nine years and had two children, a seven-year-old boy and 4-month-old girl, before divorcing in May.
“We know each other since high school. During our marriage, her friend always came to my mother complaining how Nazley was messing around with other men,” says Grant.
“I caught her last year with my cousin, she also told me about a guy a few doors away from our home, but I forgave her. I also know she was involved with that well-known lawyer in Athlone who was caught on video by his wife.”
Grant says their marriage hit the rocks in December when Nazley threw him out after he confronted her.
He says his ex-wife’s friend kept coming to warn him about the hitman.
“Her friend told us she paid a gangster R1 000 deposit to kill me, she’s telling gangsters she doesn’t mind paying because she knows there’s money for her from my life policy,” Grant says.
He says on 6 May, just after 6am as he left for work, someone tried to shoot him: “I was driving and about to turn left and a guy walked across the road, as if for me to slow down.
“From the corner of my eye, I saw a guy on my right jump up and he just started shooting. I lay flat and sped away. He shot at me four times and I drove straight to Manenberg SAPS and opened a case.”
He says he can think of at least three reasons why Nazley wants him dead - the paternity of their children, him dumping her and insurance money.
“We will be receiving the blood tests of the two children to determine whether I am in fact their father,” says Grant.
“I filed for divorce in January, she contested it, but on 24 May, it was granted at court. She also wants me dead for my life insurance.’
Grant and his family are now paaping: “I fear for my life and that of my family’s. Her friend has told me she has been to Bonteheuwel, Hanover Park, and Mitchells Plain to hire hitmen.
“But now apparently a guy who is being released from Helderstroom Prison later this year got the job. I feel frustrated because government [SAPS] is not doing anything to help me. I just want her to go rot in jail.”
When the Daily Voice contacted Nazley, she said she was aware of the allegations against her, but refused to comment further.
“I heard about this, yes. No comment. Let the law do their job,” she said.
Police spokesperson, Siyabulelo Malo, confirms Manenberg SAPS is investigating the charges against Nazley, adding: “No one has been arrested as yet.”