Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu, the 46-year-old former police officer who has been dubbed the “killer cop”, was on Friday found guilty of six counts of murder.
Ndlovu was on trial for killing her cousin, sister, the father of her child, her niece and two of her nephews so that she could cash out on life cover and funeral policies. Ndlovu’s insurance claims reportedly amounted to more than R1.4 million.
The “killer cop” was also found guilty of defeating the administration of justice and of fraud on Clientele, One Life, Old Mutual and Assupol.
Judge Ramarumo Monama ordered that Ndlovu was found guilty of murder on the following counts:
- Count one, for the murder of her cousin Witness Madala Homu;
- Count two, for the murder of her sister Somisa Ndlovu;
- Count seven, for the murder of the father of her child Yingwani Maurice Mabasa;
- Count nine, for the murder of her niece Zanele Motha;
- Count 10, for the murder of her nephew Mayeni Mashaba;
- Count 12, for the murder of her nephew Brilliant Mashego.
Judge Monama said he was satisfied that the state had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt and that Ndlovu’s version was rejected.
The judge, however, said the state had not proven its case beyond reasonable doubt on the charge of conspiracy to murder and so found Ndlovu not guilty.
On counts 13 and 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, Judge Monama found Ndlovu guilty of incitement and not attempted murder.
Ndlovu was found guilty of the attempted murder of her mother, who during the trial had testified in her defence.
Ndlovu had pleaded not guilty.
In 2018, a man Ndlovu had hired to kill her sister, Joyce, and five of her children turned to the police, which culminated in her arrest.
Watch the judgement below:
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