Former police officer sentenced to 6 life terms plus 125 years

South African Police Service

Former police officer sentenced to 6 life terms plus 125 years
Former police officer sentenced to 6 life terms plus 125 years

The SAPS Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the hefty sentence handed down on 46-year-old former police officer, Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu.

On Friday, 5 November 2021, during the Johannesburg High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court – Judge Ramarumo Monama sentenced Ndlovu to life imprisonment for each of the six murders she has been convicted on and an additional 125 years for 16 more charges that included eight counts of conspiracy to commit murder; four counts of fraud, three counts of defeating the ends of Justice and the attempted murder of her mother.

The six murders are those of her five relatives and former partner. She has also defrauded insurance companies of approximately R1.4 million.

Sergeant Keshi Benneth Mabunda of SAPS Olifantsfontein was assigned to investigate the matter and immediately commenced in following up on all the available leads. Mabunda meticulously pieced all the evidence together which led him to build a water-tight case against Ndlovu in court.

The Sergeant faced many challenges while investigating the case, from receiving death threats to fighting a terminal illness but nothing deterred him in solving the case.

“I am grateful that this matter has been brought to a close. Investigating a colleague had its own challenges and I am glad that the support received from other colleagues and management got me through, Ndlovu is exactly where she belongs, behind bars,” said Sgt Mabunda.

Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has commended Sergeant Mabunda for his relentless commitment and passion to solve serious and violent cases. “The sentencing of the former police officer, Rosemary Ndlovu is indicative that the SAPS is committed in rooting out officials who break the law. Sergeant Mabunda persevered in finalizing the investigation without fear and favour which assisted the State to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. This is commendable and hopefully, will assist to restore the communities’ faith in the South African Police Service”, said Lieutenant General Mawela.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service