Who’s fooling who?
The news, announced on Wednesday afternoon, that a man had been arrested for plotting to kill politicians, government officials and well-known South Africans sent shock waves across the country.
In making the announcement, elite crimefighting unit the Hawks said it had intercepted communication relating to possible assassinations which were being planned, after having conducted undercover work in Pretoria and Johannesburg since October 2016.
The result is this work has netted a suspect, who allegedly founded a group called the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance, while he was “busy explaining to the donors how the assassination of state capture beneficiaries was going to be carried out by the undercover coup plot snipers”.
Six months of undercover work had resulted in the Hawks intercepting various letters, which were sent to selected companies, asking them to donate R140 million to fund the alleged clandestine operation, the Hawks told the nation.
Elvis Ramosebudi (33), whom South Africans should be very scared of since he planned to murder 19 politicians, government officials and well-known South Africans, appeared in court on Friday. The country assumed that, given that our elite sleuths had infiltrated the group since October, they had dug out much-needed information about the big brains behind such a heinous act.
Asked if he had been admitted to a mental hospital, our very own Carlos the Jackal told the magistrate that he could not recall. Either you were admitted or not. But Ramosebudi’s lack of knowledge on the matter should have been picked up on by our undercover detectives who, they say, had infiltrated his group for months.
As it turns out, the prosecution want him sent for psychiatric evaluation. Perhaps the magistrate should send the investigators and their bosses there, too.