Former policewoman Rosemary Nomia Ndlovu was found guilty of orchestrating the deaths of her six relatives and planning to have more murdered so that she would claim life insurance policies.

Ndlovu was able to cash in R1.4 million from the insurance payouts. Her colleagues said she worked at the Thembisa police station since it was opened in 2014.

They said she would spend money even on more than five colleagues during lunch without expecting the money back. They revealed that she would also go to Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park to gamble.

Rosemary Ndlovu was arrested by undercover police officers in Bushbuckridge as she plotted the death of her sister Joyce and Joyce’s five children. The officers had posed as hit men and Ndlovu told them how she wanted her sister’s house to be burnt to ashes.


After years of maintaining her innocence Judge Ramarumo Monama found that Rosemary Ndlovu was indeed responsible for the murder of her sister Audrey Ndlovu, Audrey’s son Brilliant Mashego aswell as her lover Hungwani Mabasa.

In addition the judge found that she was responsible for the murder of her cousin Witness Madala, her niece Zanele Motha aswell as her other relative Mayeni Mashego.

She was also found guilty of defeating the ends of justice by tempering with the scene of the crime where Audrey’s body was found. Ndlovu was also convicted on four accounts of defrauding Clientele Limited, One Life Insurance, Old Mutual and Assupol.

The judge also found her guilty of conspiracy to commit murder of her sister Nomasonto as well as six accounts of incitement to commit murder and the attempted murder of her mother Maria Mushwana.