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R30 000 hit: Woman, 39, ‘confesses’ to paying to have EMS Chief killed

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Oct 28, 2021

A 39-year-old woman was arrested by the Hawks in the Free State for allegedly paying R30 000 for a hit on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Chief Nicholas Khoele, who was murdered earlier this year.

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Hawks spokesperson Captain Christopher Singo said EMS Chief Khoele was found dead at the side of the R76 Lindley Road in Bohlokong on Wednesday, 14 April 2021. He had several gunshot wounds to the head.

Makhosazana Falicity Mfuphi and Sinethemba Klaas were arrested and charged with the murder of Constable Itumeleng Tladi who died under similar circumstances to Khoele. Tladi’s body was found lying on the side of the road on a farm near Vrede on Friday, 22 October. He also had gunshot wounds to the head.

Singo said the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit interviewed the accused, Mfuphi and Klaas, which is what led to the arrest of the 39-year-old woman. After her arrest, the woman allegedly told the authorities about her role in the R30 000 hit.

“She confessed to the police that she paid the accused an amount of R30 000 to kill the Chief of EMS,” said the Hawks spokesperson.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Bethlehem Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 28 October 2021.

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