South African former police officer, Rosemary Ndlovu, who was found guilty on six counts of murder for murdering relatives last month, has been handed six life sentences in the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.
The court sentenced Ndlovu, dubbed the insurance killer, to an additional five years for defeating the ends of justice and another 10 years for the fraud conviction.
Last month, Judge Ramarumo Monama handed six murder convictions, attempted murder, defeating the ends of justice and fraud, for Ndlovu who killed six of her relatives and pocketed more than R1.4 million in insurance claims.
Judge Monama found Ndlovu guilty for the murders of Madala Homu, 2, Audrey Ndlovu, 3, Hangwani Mabasa, 9, Zanele Motha, 10, Mayeni Mashaba and Brilliant Mashego.
Ndlovu’s luck ran out when she was filmed by an alleged hitman while plotting to kill her sister, her sister’s children and elderly mother, allegedly in a bid to benefit from insurance fraud.
She had arranged for her sister and her children to be killed in a fire at her house.
Judge Monama found the State proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt and rejected Ndlovu’s defence as not reasonably and possibly true.