South African policewoman who murdered her boyfriend and five relatives in insurance fraud plot is given six life sentences

  • Woman got an estimated £69,000 from her bloody deeds in insurance payouts
  • She personally poisoned one sister’s tea, strangling her when that failed
  • She was caught in 2018, when one of her hitmen tipped off the police 

A South African policewoman was yesterday handed six life sentences for murdering her boyfriend and five relatives in a chilling insurance fraud plot.

Rosemary Ndlovu, 46, was caught before she could carry out her plans to kill her mother, another sister, and her sister’s five children.

She cashed in an estimated £69,000 from her bloody deeds in insurance payouts, Johannesburg High Court was told.

Rosemary Ndlovu, 46, was caught before she could carry out her plans to kill her mother, another sister, and her sister’s five children

On top of the six life sentences, Judge Ramarumo Monama added 95 years in jail for incitement to murder, attempted murder, and insurance fraud.

Ndlovu, from Thembisa near Johannesburg, killed her cousin, sister, boyfriend, niece, nephew, and another relative between 2012 and 2017.

Much of the trial was broadcast live to a stunned nation.

The officer mostly hired hitmen to ambush her victims and either shoot or bludgeon them to death, the court found.

But she personally poisoned one sister’s tea, strangling her when that failed.

She was caught in 2018, when one of her hitmen tipped off the police after she hatched a plan to burn down another sister’s house.

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