‘Coup plotter’ case postponed

'Coup plotter' Elvis Ramosebudi. Photo: Supplied

The case of the Soshanguve man accused of plotting to kill the president and other prominent figures was postponed on Tuesday.

Elvis Ramosebudi dubbed the “coup plotter” appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court for conspiracy to commit murder.

Ramosebudi was arrested in April after the elite crime investigating unit, Hawks, intercepted communications on plans to assassinate President Jacob Zuma, his cabinet ministers and members of the Gupta family.

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Communication was traced between Ramosebudi and a US-based company on Twitter.

In that correspondence, Ramosebudi was alleged to have placed an order for weapons with which he planned to assassinate Zuma, the Guptas and some members of Zuma’s cabinet for supporting the corporate capture of the state.

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According to reports, the ‘coup plotter’s lawyer Mpesi Makhanya requested a postponement because of the additional charge that the prosecution had introduced – incitement to commit conspiracy to murder.

The 33-year-old was granted R3 000 bail and ordered to report to his local police station in Mabopane, three times a week.

The date for the next appearance was yet unconfirmed.


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