Rosemary Ndlovu: Murder-accused ex-cop cuts a lonely figure in dock while awaiting her fate

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Former Tembisa police officer Rosemary Ndlovu in court under heavy police presence
Former Tembisa police officer Rosemary Ndlovu in court under heavy police presence
Ntwaagae Seleka
  • Rosemary Ndlovu sat quietly in the dock on Friday, with local and international media cameras focused on her.
  • Judge Ramarumo Monama was expected to hand down judgment on Friday in a case that has gripped the country.
  • The former policewoman allegedly killed six of her loved ones with the help of hitmen and pocketed over R1.4 million in insurance claims.

Former Tembisa police officer Rosemary Ndlovu cut a lonely figure in the dock on Friday while awaiting her fate on the many charges against her, including six of murder.

Judge Ramarumo Monama was expected to hand down judgment in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

Heavily armed police officers were strategically positioned inside the courtroom. Their sole purpose is to guard their former colleague, who has been deemed dangerous.

Sipping water from a plastic bottle, Ndlovu sat silently in the dock, with local and international media cameras focused on her.

Unlike at her previous court appearances when she posed for photos and, at times, burst into tears, Ndlovu did nothing of the sort on Friday morning.

She kept on bowing her head and covering her face with her palms while waiting for the judge to enter the courtroom.

Ndlovu is accused of orchestrating the murder of five of her relatives and her live-in lover, Maurice Mabasa. Her alleged killing spree for money began in 2012 and ended in 2018 when she was arrested.

She alleged orchestrated the murders of Mabasa, Witness Madala Homu, Audrey Ndlovu, Zanele Motha, Brilliant Mashego and Mayeni Mashego. From their deaths, she allegedly pocketed R1.4 million in insurance payouts.


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