A 41 year old ex cop, Lerato Mokoena was remanded in custody pending a formal bail application scheduled for Thursday, 22 February 2018.
Mokoena, who was a Sergeant at the time, is accused of allegedly conspiring with her 24 year old friend Mduduzi Ndlovu to kill her husband, Vusi Dlamini who was also a Sergeant in the police stationed at the Stock Theft Unit at Hectorsprit near Komatipoort, by staging what was meant to look like a hit and run accident.
The incident occurred on the evening of 13 July 2017.
Their plan was derailed when Ndlovu, who was using Mokoena’s car, ran Dlamini over with the car, lost control thereafter and got stuck on the side of the road.
According to allegations, Mokoena who was attached to Tonga SAPS was jogging with her husband when he was allegedly hit by the car. Ndlovu is said to have fled the scene on foot but was later arrested and made few appearances at the Nkomazi Magistrates’ Court in which he was denied bail and is still behind bars.
He is expected to appear before the same court on 05 March 2018.
Further investigations revealed that Mokoena allegedly orchestrated the plan to have her husband murdered hence her arrest yesterday. She briefly appeared before the same court and was remanded in custody for formal bail application.
Mokoena was dismissed last year in November.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has welcomed the arrest.
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