Rosemary Ndlovu: Trial of ex-cop charged with 6 murders postponed because of 'ill' prosecutor

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Rosemary Ndlovu's murder case has been postponed.
Rosemary Ndlovu's murder case has been postponed.
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  • Rosemary Ndlovu's murder trial was postponed on Tuesday.
  • The trial has been adjourned on two occasions after Ndlovu claimed to be ill.
  • Ndlovu is accused of masterminding the murder of her lover and five family members.

The murder trial of former Tembisa police officer Rosemary Nomia Ndlovu was postponed in the Gauteng High Court, sitting in the Palm Ride Magistrate's Court, on Tuesday morning but the reason was not stated in court.

News24 understands the matter was postponed because prosecutor advocate Riana Williams was not feeling well.

However, the reason for the postponement was not mentioned in court.

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Ndlovu arrived in court under a heavy police presence.

She calmly sat in the dock, waiting for her case to be called, only to hear it would not be sitting on Tuesday.

On Monday, Judge Ramarumo Monama adjourned the matter until Tuesday morning after Ndlovu claimed to be ill.

Shortly after lunch on Monday, Ndlovu, who had appeared in court with her legs shackled, complained that the shackles were too tight.

"My feet are swollen. I can't walk. I have high blood pressure, and with ankles swollen, I might collapse," Ndlovu told court orderlies during the lunch break.

After the break, she complained to Monama that she was dizzy, before continuing with her testimony under cross-examination from Williams.

"I am feeling dizzy. My legs are swollen. During lunch, I devoured my food. I am unable to focus. I plead with the court to give me a break to rest and would continue later," Ndlovu said.

Last week, Monama was forced to adjourn the matter after Ndlovu complained of chest pains.

However, after the adjournment, Ndlovu attacked journalists who had taken photos of her outside court.

Ndlovu is charged with orchestrating the killings of five family members and her boyfriend Maurice Mabasa.

It is alleged that Ndlovu pocketed about R1.4 million from various insurance claims she submitted following the six deaths.

Ndlovu has denied any involvement in the killings but confirmed pocketing the insurance money.

The case is expected to continue on 27 September.

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