46-year-old woman bags 22-year jail term for brutal murder of her husband


A Pietermaritzburg High Court in Kwazulu-Natal on Monday, June 7, sentenced a South African woman, Nonkululeko Ngwabe, 46, to 22 years imprisonment for the brutal murder of her husband.

Nonkululeko was slammed with the sentence after she was found guilty of conspiring with three other men to kill her husband, Warrant Officer Thulani Ngwabe on November 3, 2019.

According to SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, on 3 November 2019, a lifeless body of Warrant Officer Ngwabe,51, who was stationed at Margate Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit was found on the railway lines near Port Shepstone beach with multiple stab wounds.

A case of murder was reported at Port Shepstone police station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members from Port Shepstone Serious Organised Crime unit for intensive investigation.

Hawks members first arrested his wife in December 2019. Her apprehension led to the information about her accomplices she allegedly hired to kill her husband including; Sthembiso Mbona (25), Nhlakanipho Ndovela (23) and Saziso Khambule (25) who have all been brought to book.


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