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Ndudula's widow found not guilty of his murder by East London High Court

Oct 9, 2018
Ndudula's widow found not guilty of his murder by East London High Court

The East London High Court on Monday found murder-accused, Bulelwa Ndudula, not guilty of killing her husband in September 2016.

Ndudula is the widow of the late Sakhekile Ndudula, who was the Chief of staff to the Eastern Cape MEC for Social Development and an African National Congress (ANC) Regional leader, at the time of his murder.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Mluleki Mbi, the East London High Court found Ndudula not guilty on all counts.

Sakhekile Ndudula was shot dead by unknown assailants at his home in Cambrigde West, East London, as he prepared to go to work. He later died in hospital.

In October, Ndudula was traced and arrested by police in Ntsomo in connection with the murder.

Bulelwa Ndudula trial

During the murder trial, it emerged how the Ndudula marriage was on the rocks with Ndudula revealing she no longer had love for her husband apparently due to abuse and his alleged extramarital affairs in texts submitted to the court by the State as evidence of her having a hand in his murder.

However, the Defence also argued that the police and State were trying hard to convict Ndudula for her husband's murder and had badly investigated the case and also manipulated witness testimonies.

It also emerged that Ndudula, who was shot eight times on that fateful day, was actually shot by two firearms, which could give credence to Ndudula's version that there were intruders in their home that morning.

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