'Threats of assassination and coups are serious' - Hawks

A 33- year-old man accused of plotting to assassinate individuals, including members of Cabinet, state owned entities, and other prominent South Africans, is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court on Friday.

The suspect is believed to be a founding member of the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance (ASCDSA), targeting nearly 19 individuals he has identified as state capture beneficiaries.

The Hawks say they arrested him in Midrand on Wednesday while he was explaining to donors how the assassination of state capture beneficiaries was going to be carried out by undercover snipers.

More information is expected to emerge in court detailing which ministers were targeted.

The Hawks' Hangwani Mulaudzi says while the event may seem inauthentic, claims and threats of assassination are serious.

People might be asking whether this person is authentic or not, we do not even want to venture into that.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hakws spokesperson

The fact of the matter is once you start making serious threats against any individual, talking about assassinations and coups, that is a serious threat to the state hence we had to make sure we arrest him.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hakws spokesperson

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