Terrorism researcher sceptical over alleged coup plot
A man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate 19 people, including Cabinet members and other prominent South Africans.
CAPE TOWN – A terrorism researcher says she is sceptical about alleged terror threats that have been unearthed by the Hawks.
A man was arrested in Gauteng on Wednesday for allegedly planning a coup.
The plot reportedly included the assassination of 19 people, including Cabinet members and other prominent South Africans.
The suspect is allegedly a founding member of the Anti-state Capture Death Squad Alliance.
The Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium's Jasmine Opperman says, “If they are groups they should have structure, they should have members – why then only one arrest? Secondly, if they were serious in executing a coup, would they go social media or give out letters asking for funding?”
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(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)