Cop arrested for alleged plot to kill wife takes own life

2014-06-18 00:00

A POLICEMAN who was arrested for plotting to murder his wife, has allegedly hanged himself in the cells at Pietermaritzburg (Loop Street) police station.

Constable Sabelo Dlamini (37) from Impendle police station had been in the holding cells since last week after he was arrested by members of the Hawks for conspiracy to commit murder.

Police insiders said he had marriage problems and wanted to kill his wife, Nomkhosi Dlamini. “Sabelo was arrested with two other police officers who he was working with to kill his wife; they were caught before they could commit the murder,” said the source.

A close friend, who asked not to be named because of his association with the police, said, “Sabelo was a quiet young man who still had a bright future ahead of him.”

Provincial Police spokesperson, Colonel Jay Naicker said police have opened an inquest docket.

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