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Man arrested for plotting to kill Cabinet members to appear in court

On Wednesday, the Hawks acted on information and conducted undercover operations in Pretoria and Johannesburg which led to the man's arrest.

FILE: A Hawks vehicle. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A man arrested for allegedly plotting to assassinate prominent government officials is set to appear at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday.

Last October, the Hawks intercepted communications of a possible plan to assassinate members of Cabinet, state-owned entities and other well-known South Africans.

On Wednesday, the unit acted on the information and conducted undercover operations in Pretoria and Johannesburg which led to the man's arrest.

The Hawks’ Hangwani Mulaudzi says: “They went to search his house. We were able to seize a few items. That investigation needs to be taken further and we’re taking it to court where we’ll oppose bail.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)