#Coup_plotter behind 'Anti State Capture Death Squad Alliance': Hawks
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Johannesburg – The man accused of plotting a coup made his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Friday morning.
Elvis Ramosebudi,appearance in Court 17 was brief this morning after magistrate Vincent Ratshivumo postponed the case until May 2, to allow the accused to get a legal aid lawyer.
Ramosebudi told the court that he was unemployed, and he was asked by the magistrate if he had ever been committed to a mental institution.
“I can't recall,” he answered.
The 33 year old man was arrested on Wednesday in Midrand, by the Hawks. This for allegedly plotting to assassinate cabinet ministers and other prominent South Africans. The assassinations were allegedly be carried out by snipers.
The Hawks also allege that he founded a group called the Anti State Capture Death Squad Alliance.
Prosecutor King Masemola told the court that Ramosbudi had been using his own bank account for the alleged plot and had approached companies, including Anglo American for funding for his crime.