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A 50-year-old woman has been arrested for ordering the assassination of her two sons as part of a suspected life insurance scam, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday. 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.
She was arrested after a police official posed as a hitman.
She wanted the job done for R25 000 each but requested a family discount because she was giving the hitman two jobs.
"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.
The woman promised the hitman three more jobs if he successfully pulled off the two murders, police said.
Police also found her in possession of insurance documents and four other identity cards.
The woman has been charged with a conspiracy to commit murder and will appear in court on Thursday.