Municipal official appeared in court for plotting the murder of his manager

An Jap Cape official has been arrested for allegedly plotting to kill a municipal supervisor set to testify in opposition to him in a fraud case.

A 41-year previous municipal official has come earlier than the courtroom for allegedly planning the homicide of municipal supervisor.

The mentioned supervisor is a witness in his fraud case within the Jap Cape.

Zwelilungile Siqhola, who’s an worker at Mhlontlo native municipality has come earlier than the Mthatha Justice of the Peace’s courtroom on Monday. The fees tabled in opposition to him embody:

  • conspiracy to homicide,
  • illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was arrested over the weekend throughout a police lure authorised by the director of public prosecutions,” mentioned Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Luxolo Tyali.

The police acquired a tip-off that Siqhola was allegedly searching for hitmen to assassinate the Mhlontlo municipality supervisor, who’s a witness in a R169,000 fraud case in opposition to him, resulting from be heard within the Qumbu regional courtroom on Wednesday.”

The lure noticed two police brokers positioned as hitmen and a gathering level was arrange. It’s throughout that assembly when the police swooped in and effected the arrest, and recovered two pistols and 30 rounds of ammunition.”

His case was adjourned to September 21 for a proper bail utility.

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