Murder: accused wife walks

2010-06-01 00:00

THE prosecution yesterday withdrew murder charges against a Pietermaritzburg woman, Lungile Mazeka (30), and Xolani Ndlovu (30), whom she was charged with having hired to murder her estranged policeman husband in January 2008.

State advocate Attie Truter told Judge Achmat Jappie and assessors that the state’s key witness in the case was shot dead by police two weeks ago.

Mazeka and Ndlovu were charged with the murder of Inspector Johannes Mazeka, whose decomposed body was recovered near Howick on January 10, 2008.

The state alleged the motive for the killing was a desire by Mazeka to benefit from the victim’s pension and insurance policies.

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