South African mum arrested for planning assassination of sons
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African police said Wednesday they had arrested a 50-year-old woman for ordering the assassination of her two sons as part of a suspected life insurance scam.
Police said the woman from Port Shepstone, south of Durban, recruited a relative to carry out the double murder, but the man reported her to the police.
The job was to be done for around US$2,400 (S$3033), but she had requested a family discount.
"The alleged motive for the killing was that she wanted to claim on insurance policies she had taken out on her sons," police said in a statement.