Lover's murder plot goes wrong

2013-05-06 08:42

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Durban - A Durban businesswoman is facing trial for the murder of her cousin who was stabbed to death in February.

In court, however, details of a torrid crime drama unfolded, after it emerged she had allegedly hired a hitman to kill her lover’s wife, but the wrong woman was killed. She then confided in her cousin who apparently proceeded to blackmail her, reported the Sunday Tribune.

The cousin was then stabbed to death in a remote area in KwaZulu-Natal.

KwaMaphumulo businesswoman Hloniphile Ngcobo is now facing trial on 19 June for the murder of her cousin, Nosipho Mbatha.

She will also face trial for the murder of high school teacher Maureen Khuzwayo in December.

She allegedly got her neighbour, Nkosenhle Majozi, to kill the two women.

Ngcobo apparently wanted to kill her married lover’s wife, who was a teacher at the Zephania Secondary school. The intended victim was unharmed. After finding out that the wrong woman had been killed, Ngcobo confided in her cousin.

She then allegedly received an SMS from an unknown person demanding R15 000 to keep quiet about the murder.

After suspecting her cousin of sending the SMS, she allegedly organised a party at a dam, where the Mbatha was stabbed to death.

Ngcobo was released on bail.

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