Durban - Relatives of a Durban man who was paralysed in an alleged hit reacted with shock and anger when charges against the man alleged to be the mastermind of the plot were withdrawn.
Dain Neveling, Hendrik Nunez and Jorgen Jorgensen were arrested two weeks ago after a Hawks police officer posed as a hit man who would kill Neveling’s business partner Grant Jones.
The charge sheet had referred to Jones as Grant Webb, but that was corrected on Thursday.
The police staged Jones’s “murder” and arrested the three men on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, after payment was made. Neveling also faced a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
They were also charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder for an earlier attempt on Jones’s life in July, in which he was shot five times and left confined to a wheelchair.