39-year-old Mbalenhle Xaba from Pietermaritzburg was arrested by the Hawks on Wednesday for conspiracy to commit murder and fraud.
Hawks spokesperson, Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said Xaba was arrested after the Hawks received information about a wife who had hired a hitman to kill her husband at Estcourt area.
“It is alleged that the couple was in the process of filing divorce papers. In November 2020, Xaba allegedly bought a motor vehicle and handed it over to the hired hitman as payment. The said hitman did not execute the hit, as a result Xaba demanded the vehicle back in order to give it to another hitman.
“The matter was reported to the Hawks members and an intensive investigation was conducted. Xaba was then arrested and charged accordingly. She appeared in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court yesterday and was remanded in custody. The case was postponed to 21 September 2021.”
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