The case against convicted serial killer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu has been adjourned until September.
Elegantly dressed in leg shackles, she appeared briefly at Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court on Thursday on two counts of conspiracy to murder.
Ndlovu is now accused of conspiring to kill Officer Sergeant Keshi Mabunda, who was investigating her murders of members of her own family.
The other officer accused of plotting to kill is Colonel Ntipe Boloka, who was her station commander at the Tembisa South Police Station, where she served as a sergeant until her arrest.
Ndlovu gained notoriety last year when she was sentenced to six life terms for murdering her five family members and a lover.
The motive: to benefit financially from their insurance policies. She is believed to have cashed in over one million rand.
She was also back in the dock for the premeditated murder of co-accused, Nomsa Mudua’s husband.
Another co-defendant remains at large and the state is attempting to make an arrest.
Current information about today’s court proceedings:
Ndlovu showed no remorse
Many people in Mpumalanga believe that Ndlovu showed no remorse during her murder trial, calling for her to be punished severely.
“While she was in court, you could tell by the look in her eyes that she was evil, without any remorse. There is nothing more important than family, family my brother is very important, so if you don’t care about your family, what about society, no mercy, harsh sentence,” said a resident.
“We can look at Rosemary Ndlovu as a person who has committed a crime, but when you look at where she comes from, you find that she comes from a rural area. When she left Bushbuckridge for Johannesburg, she went to find money, but unfortunately she went to casinos and had friends who would not advise her accordingly. If there were people who could advise her properly, she would have thought of her mother,” adds another resident.
The murders Ndlovu was found guilty of:
- Witness Madala Homu in March 2012 cashing R131 000 from insurance policies;
- Sister Audrey Ndlovu, murdered in 2013, cashing R717 000;
- Murder of boyfriend Maurice Mabasa, cashing in R416 000;
- Niece Zanele Mota, who died in June 2016, cashing out R120 000 from the insurance;
- Mayeni Mashaba who died in 2017;
- Mashego, who was assassinated in January 2018
-Additional reporting by Sipho Kekana