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Woman accused of conspiring to kill husband is denied bail

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The woman who was arrested in Kimberley and charged with conspiring to kill her husband has been denied bail.

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THE WOMAN who was charged with conspiring to kill her husband has been denied bail.

The accused, Miriam Tau, 40, was arrested on May 15 by members of Provincial Organised Crime and Kimberley Crime Intelligence and undercover agents at the Indian centre in Kimberley following a week-long intelligence and surveillance operation, after it was discovered that she had allegedly hired hitmen to kill her estranged husband.

It is alleged that she promised to pay the hitmen a substantial amount of money to kidnap and kill her husband.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson Mojalefa Senokoatsane said Tau appeared in the Kimberley Magistrates’ Court on May 24-25, where she made a formal bail application.

“Tau is facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. The accused is alleged to have planned to have her husband murdered,” said Senokoatsane. “The bail application was concluded on May 27, when the accused was denied bail by the court. The prosecution opposed the bail application, one of the submissions being that the life of her husband will be in danger if the accused is released on bail.”

Senokoatsane added that Tau was remanded in custody until her next court appearance on June 24.

“Investigations led by the police are continuing.”

A woman, Miriam Tau, who was charged with conspiring to kill her husband was denied bail. Picture: Supplied

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