Mom plans hit on sons for insurance

AFP-JIJI

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 he reported her to the police.

The job was to be done for around $2,400, 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.