A year after Azwifaneli Mudau, 37, was gunned down in front of his home in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, his wife has appeared in court for allegedly masterminding the murder.
Ntanganedzeni Winnie Mudau, 34, appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court on Monday, charged with allegedly arranging the murder of her businessman husband, who owned Riyalivhuwa Electrical Engineering.
She appeared alongside her alleged accomplices Dakalo Makhavhu, Tshivhanwaho Simon and Tshililo Madega Takalane Ndou.
The three alleged accomplices are also facing charges of business robbery, police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.
"The arrest of these suspects follows an incident where the deceased was accosted by a group of suspects and shot dead in front of his gate in Thohoyandou on 14 February 2020," Ngoepe said.
"Two of the suspects were arrested after they allegedly robbed a post office at Masia and were later linked to the murder of the said businessman. Further police investigations revealed that the woman allegedly hired the suspects to kill her husband," Ngoepe said.
The suspects were denied bail and the case was postponed to Friday, 19 February for further police investigations.
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