Former police officer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu who allegedly orchestrated the murders of five family members and her boyfriend to claim their funeral and life policies will on Friday continue to testify in the High Court in Johannesburg sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.

Ndlovu allegedly also attempted to arrange a hit on her sister and five children with the aim of claiming an insurance pay-out.

She has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder or conspiring to commit murder, defeating the ends of justice and fraud.

On Thursday, proceedings had to adjourn after Ndlovu told the court that she was not feeling well.

The state alleges that the former police officer has already claimed over R1.4 million in insurance policies that she took out in the names of the deceased.

Former Tembisa constable falls ill while giving evidence in court:

Nomia Ndlovu’s mother testifies

Ndlovu’s mother, Maria Mushwana has told the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court that she never felt that her life was under any threat.

Ndlovu is also accused of ordering a hit on the life of her mother.

Mushwana was also asked about the whereabouts of her daughter around the time of Brilliant Mashego’s disappearance in January 2018.

Mashego disappeared on January 22, 2018, and was later found killed in Bushbuckridge.  

Asked about Ndlovu’s whereabouts on that day, Mushwana said she had not seen her daughter on that day.  

“She (Ndlovu) came back home after she was informed of the death of Brilliant (Mashego).”-Additional reporting by Sipho Kekana

Mother of murder-accused former police officer takes the stand in defence of Ndlovu: