When you start circulating an email claiming to be a state undercover agent, complete with knowledge of a presidential assassination plot, the authorities will generally come knocking rather soon after.
You best hope you have your ducks in a row at that point, because if you don’t you’ll be joining 26-year-old Ernest Nkosi in the slammer. He is the man responsible for spreading an email alleging high ranking officials and politicians wanted to assassinate JZ, which thus far hasn’t really worked out for him.
Below from News24:
“The Hawks have arrested a man who is believed to be behind the email which claimed that the life of the President Jacob Zuma was in danger,” Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.
“Nkosi wrote in his emails that there was a vehicle whose seat was poisoned and that the poison was aimed at the state president.
“He further claimed that members of the SAPS VIP Protection Unit, members of the Hawks, as well as certain ministers and parliamentarians were involved in the plot to kill President Zuma,” said Mulaudzi.
Nkosi also allegedly sent threatening SMSes to prominent individuals, including high profile officials in various departments, with the latest victim being the chief of defence intelligence.
“The Hawks took the threats very seriously and an investigation was launched and Nkosi was arrested inside a library in Sharpeville,” Mulaudzi said.
He appeared in court yesterday, where the judge referred him to psychiatrist at Weskoppies Hospital. His charges as follows:
[He] was charged with Contravening Section 26(1)(a) of the Intelligence Services Act. He allegedly impersonated a State Security Agency official and called himself Dr Ernest Nkosi.
He was also charged with fraud for using a cellphone number RICA’d under another person’s name.
And you thought that time you badmouthed Janice from accounts and accidentally hit ‘reply all’ was rough.
Nkosi is due back in court on March 7, so he would do well to get his story straight in the two weeks or so until that appearance.
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