Woman held for conspiring to kill husband

Johannesburg - A 49-year-old woman has been arrested for conspiring to murder her husband in Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Monday.

Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said the woman allegedly approached a traditional healer on Saturday, asking for a medicine to kill her husband.

"The traditional healer was unable to help her. She [allegedly] requested the traditional healer to organise hitmen who will kill her husband and will pay them R20 000 in cash."

He said the traditional healer promised to help her organise the men but instead informed police about the conspiracy to murder.

On the same day the woman met the traditional healer with two undercover policemen who were pretending to be hitmen.

She allegedly gave the police R4 000 in cash and promised to pay the outstanding balance the following day once the job was finished.

The woman phoned her husband and told him to go to President and Ntemi Piliso streets and when he arrived she told him the men were going to take him to another traditional healer for cleansing.

Mbele said the police took out their appointment certificates, introduced themselves, and arrested her.

"The motive for the conspiracy to murder her husband is not yet known and investigations are continuing," he said.

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Zook Gilman Nenz 2014-08-04 10:02:52 AM
Yhoo isibindi esingaka basithathaphi abafazi sies man why ungam divorce kube kanye
Stephen Mulomba 2014-08-04 10:03:27 AM
These h__s aint loyal!!!
Lehlogonolo Mukhola 2014-08-04 10:04:35 AM
Eeeeee! Is it hatred or money? Wow! Some people have no conscience at all.
Brian Marumo 2014-08-04 10:06:16 AM
Its good to see that we still have some law abiding citizens from this Crime and Corruption stricken country of ours.
Sono Bengani 2014-08-04 10:11:50 AM
what a good story to tell huh#
Martin Mngomezulu 2014-08-04 10:12:02 AM
all respect to that traditional healer. he/she deserves a reward cos that is part of fighting crime
Njabulo Vilakazi 2014-08-04 10:23:13 AM
Stupid woman! Well done to the Sangoma for helping the police....
Molefi Pule 2014-08-04 10:32:54 AM
I have to appraise the Traditional Healer for blowing the whistle on this grazy old lady
Lorenzo Bessick 2014-08-04 10:38:29 AM
WTF?! This is South Africa woman, you could have gotten away by killing him yourself!! Not promoting the killing of the husband but saying in SA you can get away with everything... don't understand me wrong
Thusoetsile Sandawana Kby Gaseemelwe 2014-08-04 10:43:32 AM
Served her right...advice to other women out there if u r not happy then leave lawfully