Suspect wanted to kill government officials for “lying” about Covid-19

PRETORIA – A 58 year old man has been arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) for conspiracy to commit murder and intimidation.

Colonel Katlego Mogale, police spokesperson, says the suspect was arrested on Thursday stemming from incidents that occurred in April this year whereupon he continuously stalked some members from the DPCI with threatening messages and death threats.

He also threatened to assassinate senior government officials accusing them of lying about the existence of the COVID – 19 pandemic in South Africa.

He also claimed to be responsible for the death of two DPCI members in Mafikeng recently during a standoff with cash in transit (CIT) robbers.

The investigation has been ongoing for several weeks and the suspect was eventually apprehended by the Gauteng Serious Corruption Investigation team at his girlfriend’s residence in Ratanda.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrates Court on Monday facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder and intimidation. Further charges may not be ruled out. The investigation is still ongoing.

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