A former police officer accused of plotting to murder six family members has denied involvement in the crimes.

Nomia Ndlovu took the stand at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court in Gauteng this morning. She has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder or conspiring to commit murder, defeating the ends of justice and fraud.

The state alleges that the former police officer has already claimed over 1.4 million rand from insurance policies paid out after allegedly orchestrating the murders of other family members over the years.

She was nabbed when she attempted to arrange a hit on her sister and five kids with the aim of claiming an insurance pay-out.

She has denied the charges.