Man arrested with ‘bomb’ in Kanana

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Lentswe, Kanana - A man who allegedly paid someone to wipe out his family with a bomb, was arrested last week.

Tau Lekoa (58) appeared in the Orkney Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 7 August following his arrest by the Serious Organised Crime unit of Hawks and the Stabilisation unit in Kanana.

According to the Hawks spokesperson Capt Tlangelani Rikhotso, information was received alleging that Lekoa is in possession of a large quantity of explosives.

“He allegedly created a bomb that he gave to an individual whom he had paid R10 000 to bomb his family.

“Hawks members were directed to an empty shack where the suspect had allegedly hid powergel explosives, shock tube starters, shock tube assemblies and nitro cords estimated to be worth approximately R1 million,’’ she said.

The suspect was arrested and charged with illegal possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit murder.

He was remanded in custody and he will appear again at the Orkney Magistrate’s court on Friday 16 August for bail application.