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Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal woman was arrested in Gamalakhe, Port Shepstone, for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill her two sons, police said on Wednesday.
The woman allegedly approached a relative who had recently been released from prison to kill them, offering R25 000 for each child, Colonel Jay Naicker said.
“The alleged motive for the killing was that she wanted insurance money because she had insured her sons,” Naicker said.
The relative reported the matter to the police.
A police officer posing as a hitman arrested the woman in her home, after she had gone to fetch photographs of her sons for him.
Her sons were home at the time.
The 50-year-old mother of three would appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's court on Thursday on charges of conspiracy to commit murder. - Sapa