The police and army intelligence are reportedly investigating a plot to assassinate president Cyril Ramaphosa.
According to an article by the Rapport on Sunday, it was discovered that a man had been posing as a soldier for years and was almost part of the infantry group which would have accompanied the president at his inauguration ceremony.
The Citizen said that Thapelo Mokgosi’s family were under the impression that he had always served in the military and even though his bank account did not reflect a salary, he allegedly had large amounts of cash.
Mokgosi has numerous photos of himself in different units and at various bases posing with high-powered automatic rifles in combat dress, which raises questions as to how many other ‘ghost soldiers’ there might be in the military.
Mokgosi was arrested at Loftus Stadium two weeks ago when he allegedly tried to join the infantry group who were on duty for the inauguration.
Investigations are underway as to whether he is part of a plot to assassinate Ramaphosa or any other high-level government officials.