The story of Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu, who has been dubbed the ‘the most dangerous woman in South Africa’ might sound like something out of a Netflix Crime Thriller series, but as the saying goes, truth is often stranger, and sometimes scarier, than fiction.
Rosemary Ndlovu, a former police constable, became infamous in 2018 when she was first arrested and was convicted in 2021 after being found guilty of murdering five of her relatives and a lover. She was handed six life sentences by the Palm Ridge High court in Gauteng.
Ndlovu’s condemnation came after video footage revealed in 2021, captured Ndlovu detailing to an undercover cop (Mr Dlamini) and ‘hitman’ how her sister and five children should be murdered, as Sunday Times revealed. The murders would be the result of a fire, with insurance money as the profit for Ndlovu. The sting operation was the nail in the coffin for Ndlovu’s killing spree which reportedly used hitmen to execute her dark plans.
A few months after her life-sentences ruling, Ndlovu was back in court today, 20 April on fresh charges, along with another counterpart in the conspiracy, Nomsa Mudau.
According to Mudau’s ex-husband Justice as per Times Live, he had made sure the case did not disappear since 2018 when it was opened. The pair had reportedly attempted to kill him, again with insurance policy payouts as the end goal.
However, for Ndlovu, two other chargers are also at stake, related to an alleged hit attempt on the investigating officer in her case Sergeant Keshi Benneth Mabunda (the investigating officer in her case) and Colonel Nthipe Boloka, who was reportedly the station commander where she worked as multiple reports express.
The murder conspiracy case has been postponed to the 25 May, as EWN reports, due to Mudau being pregnant and the court taking the delivery date into account, as well as a twist in the story whereby a third party suspect is now involved but is reportedly on the run. The final delay is due to Ndlovu not having legal representation.