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It ended in tears for serial killer ex cop Nomia Ndlovu

22 October 2021

Writer: Sphe J Hadebe

Johannesburg- It ended in tears for the serial former police officer who plotted murder of her family members.

For past few weeks, former police officer made headlines as it was for the first time in the counter a woman is involved in mass killings of her family members.

Former police officer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu, who was accused of killing her lover, sister, cousin, niece and two nephews to cash out on life and funeral policies, was on Friday found guilty of the murder of all six victims.

The 46-year-old ex-policewoman, who had been stationed at the Thembisa South police station, had pleaded not guilty to the string of charges against her, which included murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to murder.

The judgement was pronounced by judge Ramarumo Monama in the high court sitting in Palm Ridge after a three-month trial which dominated national headlines.

On Friday, she was also found guilty of the attempted murder of her mother Maria Mushwana, guilty of defeating the ends of justice and fraud on Clientele, 1life, Old Mutual and Assupol insurance companies.

On the conspiracy count, the court found the state had not proven its case beyond reasonable doubt. This count was discharge.

Ndlovu’s spree of “killing for cash” was brought to a halt in March 2018 when a man who she had hired to kill her sister Joyce and Joyce's five children turned to the police. A sting operation was set up where an undercover police officer was brought under the guise of assisting this would-be hitman, Njabulo Kunene, and his friend in wiping out Joyce and her family.

During the undercover operation, Ndlovu was recorded on a hidden device, planted in the vehicle she and the three men were travelling in, detailing how she wanted Joyce and her five kids – the youngest was just five months old - to be burnt alive in their home.

Ndlovu had in her own words told the “hitmen” that she wanted the job done as she was desperate for cash and on the brink of losing her BMW vehicle to a loan shark she had owed money to.

Her sister’s death, she said, would mean she could get a financial boost through funeral insurance policies. The hitmen were to be paid from the same insurance payout.

Ndlovu had no witnesses except her mother coming to her defence, while the state provided witnesses including police officers who investigated the killings, cellphone records which placed Ndlovu in the company of most of her victims before their deaths, documents from insurance companies showing how she had strategically opened the insurance policies against all her victims and at times giving false information in court.


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