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Woman paid over R100 000 to have husband killed, another plot foiled

Nov 20, 2017
Woman paid over R100 000 to have husband killed, another plot foiled

Two women, aged 50 and 41 years old, appeared at the Mdantsane Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly conspiring to murder their husbands.

Nomqondiso Tembu (50) is alleged to have hired a hit man, who eventually murdered her husband after paying him more than R100 000. 

"The body of her husband, Vusumzi Tembu, was found near the Sisa Dukashe stadium in Mdantsane in February 2017," described police spokesperson, Captain Anelisa Feni. 

"Meanwhile, Busiswa Nabi (41) allegedly hired the same hitman to murder her 41-year-old husband.

"However, the Hawks’ serious organised crime unit got hold of the plot and arrested the suspect before the alleged planned murder could take place."

Captain Feni said that this happened in October, when an informer alerted Nabi’s husband of the plot and he immediately contacted the Hawks.

"The unit immediately commenced with investigations, which led to the arrest of the suspects, last week Wednesday," she added. 

"The suspects appeared briefly at the local magistrate court and were denied bail. 

"They are expected to appear next week Monday where they will launch a formal bail application. 

"Investigations continue."