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Court grants R30 000 bail to woman arrested for plot to kill husband

A Kenilworth woman accused of conspiring to kill her husband has been granted bail of R30 000 in the Wynberg Magistrates Court.

44-year old Petina Coetzee allegedly approached an employee two weeks ago to have her spouse murdered, reports EWN's Natalie Malgas.

The employee, who was allegedly approached to act as a middleman, tipped off the police who arrested the woman in an undercover operation in Lansdowne.

It's alleged the mother of three offered the would-be hitmen R200,000.

The bail was granted under strict conditions, Malgas explains.

She has handed over her passport and will have to report to the Elsies River police station on daily basis.

The court has also ordered her not to make any contact with witnesses and she cannot leave the province.

Coetzee has not yet pleaded to any charges at this stage and court proceedings will resume on 2 December.

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