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Rustenburg - Former Mahikeng local municipality councillor, Eunice Legalatladi, accused of conspiracy to kill North West premier Supra Mahumapelo was sentenced to five years imprisonment at the Lehurutshe Regional Court on Monday, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) said.

The Hawks arrested Legalatladi, 44, on December 1, 2014 at Masebudule village outside Zeerust, after she allegedly sought assistance from a traditional healer to kill Mahumapelo who is also the North West  provincial chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC).

"The accused appeared at the Lehurutshe Regional  [court] on 28 January 2015 where she was released on R3 000 bail and made a series of court appearances until ultimately being found guilty," said spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso.

Mahumapelo told the ANC provincial general council that he knew of at least nine people who wanted Mahumapelo dead.