Judgment day nears for 'state capture assassin' Elvis Ramosebudi

22 November 2018 - 12:46 By Nomahlubi jordaan
Elvis Ramosebudi, who allegedly asked business organisations for money in his crusade against beneficiaries of state capture and white monopoly capital, in the dock of the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. File photo.
Elvis Ramosebudi, who allegedly asked business organisations for money in his crusade against beneficiaries of state capture and white monopoly capital, in the dock of the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. File photo.
Image: ALON SKUY/ THE TIMES

Elvis Ramosebudi, the man accused of plotting to assassinate politicians and prominent South Africans‚ will know his fate early in 2019.

Ramosebudi is accused of heading two organisations, the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance and the Anti-White Monopoly Capitalists Regime.

On Thursday he appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, where his matter was postponed to February 21 for judgment.

The state alleges that he sent letters to businesses asking for funding for a coup. He allegedly wrote to Anglo American and businessman Atul Gupta.

The letter‚ dated October 25 2016‚ details the so-called assassination plot‚ the targets of which were then president Jacob Zuma‚ his son Duduzane and 17 other high-ranking politicians and prominent South Africans.

Under the heading Let’s Help Save South Africa‚ the letter reads: "It is now in our hands as the Anti-State Capture Death Squad Alliance to request financial assistance and support for the amount of R60-million in order to finance our undercover coup plot mission to assassinate Jacob Zuma and his entire state capture regime."

The letter provides a Standard Bank account number and also a list of the targets. It is signed by the suspect.

The court heard at previous appearances that former state security minister David Mahlobo‚ former Free State premier Ace Magashule and former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane were the first three people Ramosebudi allegedly wanted to assassinate.

The alleged assassination plans were in documents police found in Ramosebudi’s home in Soshanguve‚ near Pretoria.

Ramosebudi was arrested after an undercover policeman pretended to be interested in helping him. Their meeting was secretly recorded and filmed. Ramosebudi allegedly told the undercover officer that he wanted to use food poisoning and a sniper rifle to assassinate his targets.

Through an affidavit read in court by his lawyer Motebang Ramaili at an earlier hearing, Ramosebudi said he had a girlfriend and a seven-year-old daughter.


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