Today Rosemary Nomia Ndlovu appeared at the Palm Ridge High Court for the last time. She faced charges of murdering six of her relatives between 2012 and 2018.

Judge Ramarumo Monama, pronounced the former police officer’s conviction. Today, the 22nd of October 2021, Rosemary Ndlovu was found guilty of murder of all the six victims, her five relatives and her boyfriend.

In addition she was also found guilty of the attempted murder of her mother Maria Mushwana. Her killing spree saw her cashing in R1.4 million in policy payouts.

Ndlovu had pleaded not guilty to murdering all the victims and to plotting the death of her sister Joyce and Joyce’s five children. She said all the witnesses were lying.


However the evidence pointed at Rosemary Ndlovu who was recorded by undercover police officers who disguised themselves as hit men. She wanted them to murder her sister Joyce and Joyce’s five children.

Rosemary Ndlovu wanted Joyce’s house to be set on fire so that she could die alongside with her five children, in that way she could claim the insurance payout and maintain her lifestyle.

All the witnesses were against the 46 year old former police woman except her mother who defended her.

Investigations revealed that it was Ndlovu who encouraged all her relatives to open policies. It was also discovered that Rosemary Ndlovu was the last person to interact with the deceased and the first to report them missing.