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Man foils alleged plot by girlfriend and her uncle to kill ...


Man foils alleged plot by girlfriend and her uncle to kill ex-husband

Uncle, already a convicted murderer, gets more time in jail, while woman is out on bail on conspiracy charge


Convicted murderer Elliot Groenewald was being considered for parole when he agreed to arrange the killing of his niece Hettie Laas’s ex-husband. Unfortunately for both of them, Laas’s new boyfriend overheard the conversation and alerted the police.

Now Groenewald, 63, has another conviction – illegal possession of a cellphone and intimidation – while his niece, a financial adviser, is out on bail. She has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and incitement, said NPA spokesperson Monica Nyuswa.

“The matter was reported to the police in 2017 by the then new boyfriend of Laas. He had overheard talks by Laas that her ex-husband was to be ‘sorted out’ by her uncle,” Nyuswa said...

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