Molokomme thanks God for saving him from wife
Phillip Molokomme has vowed never to trust a woman again.
The thought of dying, especially at the hands of his wife, never crossed his mind.
On Monday night he narrowly missed death by minutes when an alleged plot to eliminate him was thwarted.
Police, acting on an informer's tip, arrived at Molokomme's Fauna Park home in Polokwane minutes before two hitmen, allegedly hired by his wife, could execute their mission.
They whisked Molokomme away and arrested his wife, Christina Molokomme, a police captain attached to the Polokwane police's emergency services unit, also known as call-centre 10111.
She appeared in the Polokwane magistrates' court the next day on a charge of conspiracy to murder and was remanded in custody until Wednesday to allow for further investigation.
Molokomme, a senior special investigating officer in Pretoria of the Scorpions that fall under the umbrella of the National Prosecuting Authority, said he thanked God for saving his life.
Reliving his experiences with the woman of his life yesterday, he said they had had a couple of problems in their marriage, but at no stage did he think she would want him dead.
The couple married in 1994 and immediately moved into their home in the leafy suburbs of the Limpopo capital.
"Though I had problems with my wife in the past, I never thought she would go as far as conspiring to take my life. I trusted her," said Molokomme.
Since the incident, he had undergone two counseling sessions - one in Tzaneen and the other in Polokwane.
He said troubles between him and his wife began when he started working in Pretoria in 2000. The reason was that he only returned home on Fridays.
"Being based in Pretoria on work commitments, I had to re-direct all my correspondence to my home in Polokwane.
"This meant my wife had to open all my letters and have access to the details, including those regarding my insurances," he said.
Molokomme said his wife was a "good pretender", adding that he had made a mistake in marrying her without fully knowing her.
He said he was still angry and would never forgive her for what she nearly did to him.
Asked if he intended marrying in the future, Molokomme said he "still had that room, depending on how I fully know her".