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inyanga loses guts in 'hit' plot

By Mfundekelwa | Jun 28, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

ALL Malebo Sesoko wanted to do was to sell her car, and instead it almost cost her life.

ALL Malebo Sesoko wanted to do was to sell her car, and instead it almost cost her life.

When she received a call on May 22 she thought it was a potential car buyer.

But what the man on the other end of the line said shocked her.

"I have been paid to kill you," the man said.

Sesoko said the man was an inyanga who had allegedly been approached by her ex-boyfriend (whose name is known to Sowetan) to organise hitmen to kill her.

"He said the inyanga could not do it because his ancestors would not allow him to do bad things," she said.

The 37-year-old mother of one child said she broke up with the boyfriend aged 26 in February. She said they had "irreconcilable differences" over her Zimbabwean boyfriend.

She said the inyanga asked her to meet him at Hillbrow police station in Johannesburg, where he confessed in front of three police officers.

"Everyone was stunned by what the inyanga said. He said my ex-boyfriend gave him my phone numbers and told him that when he called me he should pretend he wanted to buy the car I was selling.

"He said they had already been paid R26000 to hire guns and a car," she said.

The total amount for the job was R120000, she said.

Hillbrow police spokesperson Captain Cynthia Magoai confirmed that a case of conspiracy to commit murder opened.

"The three alleged hitmen were arrested and will appear in the Johannesburg magistrate's court on July 1. We are also looking for the ex-boyfriend whom we believe can help us with our investigation," Magoai said.

Sesoko said she was disappointed that police had not yet arrested him despite having his picture and work and home addresses. He is a director of two companies.

Sesoko said she was not afraid that he would kill her.

"I am protected. Nobody is bigger than God," she said.


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