26 May 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

Hawks investigating Mahumapelo assassination plot

by: Nthusang Lefafa   date: 07 May 2018

Investigations into an alleged assassination plot against Bokone Bophirima Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, are underway.
Spokesperson for the Hawks, Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso, told Semphete that a case of conspiracy to commit murder was lodged at Mahikeng Police Station over the weekend. 
“A case was opened at the Mahikeng Police Station on Saturday and was transferred to us on Sunday morning,” Rikhotso said. 
Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government confirmed that it had received information about a plot to kill Premier Mahumapelo.
“Premier Supra Mahumapelo received news about a plot to assassinate him. The plot involves hiring hitmen who have already been paid R250 000 and are to be paid a balance after eliminating Mahumapelo. A case of conspiracy to commit murder has been opened at Mahikeng Police Station,” said provincial spokesperson, Brian Setswambung.
This is one of several attempts at Mahumapelo’s life, with the last one that made it to court involving a former Mahikeng Local Municipality ward councilor, Eunice Legalatladi.  She was sentenced to five years imprisonment for conspiracy to kill Mahumapelo. 
The African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) in Bokone Bophirima said it was “shocked and disturbed” by the current plot to permanently silence its Provincial Chairperson.
“It has come to our attention that this plot involves hiring hit men who have already been paid a large sum of money and were apparently promised the balance once they have assassinated Cde Supra. We commend the Provincial Chairperson for opening a conspiracy to commit murder case at Mahikeng Police Station. This is but one of several attempts at killing our Provincial Chairperson,” the party said in a statement. 
The ANC in the province urged law enforcement agencies to speed up their investigations and apprehend all conspirators.