Woman tells of murder plot against her

2012-10-29 08:30

Durban - For 30 minutes, Nomonde Dlamini sat and chatted with two men who tried to convince her that one wanted to date her.

However, she knew better: they had been hired to kill her and the price on her head was R5 000.

An amount of R1 000 had already been paid to the men, some of which they used to pay for food and drink, with the balance to be paid on completion of the job.

Dlamini also knew the identity of the person who wanted her dead - her future sister-in-law - and why: Dlamini’s parents, the last of whom died in 2006, had jointly left a home and vehicle to her and her brother.

And her brother’s fiancée was not inclined to share.

Rat poison

The first attempt on the pretty second-year financial management student’s life was to have been made earlier this month. The woman tried to get their domestic worker to put rat poison in her food.

However, the domestic worker declined to take part in the plot.

Undeterred in her bid to ensure her future husband became the sole beneficiary of the estate, the woman then hired two men to kill Dlamini, supplying them with her cellphone number.

One of the men called her on Monday, pretending to be someone she had previously met and who now wanted to date her.

Having already been alerted to the plot by the police, Dlamini, 27, of Newlands, Durban, agreed to meet the man and Suncoast Casino was chosen as the venue.

That night she could not sleep, knowing that the woman who wanted her dead, and with whom her relationship had never been warm, was under the same roof.

“I received the shock of my life when police revealed to me on Monday that there was a plot to kill me. I couldn’t sleep at night as she was in the house,” said Dlamini.

Wired so the police could listen to her conversation, Dlamini duly proceeded to meet her supposed suitor on Friday, with the officers in close attendance.


She said she was asked to remain calm, as she was under police guard. However, Dlamini found it difficult to engage with the man, who arrived with a companion.

“It’s hard to have a meal with people you know are planning to kill you. I could not eat the food they ordered for me. I could only have the drink. I was panicking even though police were around, waiting for us to come out,” she said.

During the dinner, she told the men she did not know them and would never have given them her number because neither was her preferred type of man.

After the meal, Dlamini was offered a lift home by the men. Had she got into their vehicle, she fears she would have been raped and killed.

However, the men were nabbed as they walked out of the casino with Dlamini. Her brother’s fiancée was soon in cuffs too.

It is unclear how the men, believed to be from Umlazi, intended to kill Dlamini, as neither was armed when arrested.

Police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge said officers had been alerted to the plot by a source.

“Her brother’s fiancée saw her as an obstacle. She knew that if Dlamini was killed, all the property will fall in her fiancé’s name.”

The three are expected to appear in court soon.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-29 08:37

    i got lost somewhere in the middle of the story. she is pretty

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-29 09:12

      I at least got to the part where the police wondered how they were going to kill her as the two men were unarmed. Clearly the coppers don't read the papers. There's a 1000 ways to kill a person. You don't need a knife or a gun.

      art5SA - 2012-10-29 10:01

      With family like that, who needs enemies....?

      itumeleng.mogaki - 2012-10-29 12:19

      Bwahahahahaha me too Sanchez, Anyway we live in a rotten world (SA)- gotta always watch our backs.

      daniel.wood.3910 - 2012-10-29 14:26

      me too, think its suppose to read her fiance's sister.

  • mike.clery - 2012-10-29 08:40

    "the price on her head was R5000". People murdered for a cheap cell phone, contract killers at this price. That's where we are.

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-29 09:29

      That's still a high price. The moral compass of most of these killers is so skewed they would do it for much less.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-29 08:45

    Very nice to know the police were guarding her!!!

  • cynthia.smith.71619533 - 2012-10-29 08:46

    It never ceases to amaze me what people will do for money. Hope the sister-in-law gets put away for a long, long time.

  • anthea.lagrange - 2012-10-29 08:52

    What on earth must her brother be thinking right now? He could have been married to a sociopath who murdered his only living relative! Well done young lady for keeping your head and helping the police to get these heartless peope off the streets. Well done to the cops on a successful operation: you saved this young lady's life.

      ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-10-29 08:59

      Athena , he was going to be next .

      lorain.maseko - 2012-10-29 09:31

      @ ray.molekoa.5 true, so he wouldnt have time to form an opinion.

      lungelo.yili - 2012-10-29 12:41

      my old man inherited the house and my gran's debt. his siblings still think there's some loot even tho the lawyer had everything on the table. family is weird

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-10-29 08:56

    Had she succeeded to take her out , the brother was going to be next and she was going to inherit everything the family own . Bloody \ hard worker\ !

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-10-29 09:19


  • catlyn.mcdonald - 2012-10-29 09:21

    This is absolutely disgusting! What is wrong with that woman?! People like her deserve to never see the light of day. Something is just wrong - socially, morally and mentally! Good job SAPS!

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-29 09:23

    I would shiver and tell if someone sent me to kill such a beauty.I am a weak man.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-29 09:27

    @Kala, you are forgetting that we are dealing with the SAPS.They couldn't find their arses if it weren't attached to them, most of the time.

  • punungwe - 2012-10-29 09:29

    The brother should know that he would have been next on the hit list. After the sister was dead and he was the sole heir, she would have persuaded him to marry her. She would have disposed of him as well so that she could take over the property alone.

  • araris.valeran - 2012-10-29 09:33

    Brave woman. Well done lady.

  • lskosana3 - 2012-10-29 09:37

    All this for a house and a car, how about finding a bloody job you sick sick b#*ch

  • vic.carrots - 2012-10-29 09:45

    Mow that their plan to kill failed, can they be sent to mob justice to be killed now? They should experience death.

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-10-29 11:12

    Eish mara what is wrong with this people of Kwazulu Natal. They will kill you for anything. A week will not go by without some stories about a zuluman wanting to kill...

  • deirdre.maule - 2012-10-29 11:59

    What if this is just all a plot by the pretty girl to get her sister in law to be locked away? what is she doesn't like her brother's Fiance and cooked this story up?

  • itumeleng.mogaki - 2012-10-29 12:30

    What happens to my comments, seens like they automatically get deleted, Anyway, I was saying SA is rotten with crime - a person's life is now worth 2 and 10k - very shameful.

  • motho.batho.98 - 2012-10-29 23:49

    I;m glad that u r alive...

  • Synomore - 2012-10-30 08:01

    Im also lucky to be alive my ex wife for 22yrs hired contract killers for me she paid them R6000.00 balance to be paid completion of the job.They come to me it was 16/12/04 around 9pm pretend to hire a hall at my place of work i knew what was going on because all a long i suspected that she wanted to kill me i even confronted her about this.when she sent these we're separated she had to policies which she was hiding from me i found out she paying R300 a month to me she said it was a funeral policy which was a eldest daughter also had a policy which also i didnt know anything about. These things do happen luckly my killer whe smart they took some money space my life. This fiancee is a materiastic and golddigger scum

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