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A woman and her adult son were arrested in Kinross, Mpumalanga, on Wednesday for conspiring to kill her husband, police said.
He was found dead at his home with multiple stab wounds, said Colonel Leonard Hlathi.
“The woman confessed that she hired a 46-year-old woman and three men from Lesotho to kill her husband,” he said.
It later emerged that her son had been aware of the plot, but had not informed the police, he said.
The two would appear in the Evander Magistrate's Court on Thursday. - Sapa