Rosemary Ndlovu: What a policewoman did to get insurance money by killing her family

Rosemary Ndlovu: Biography, Age
Rosemary Ndlovu

Rosemary Ndlovu’s story has been circulating on the internet for a while, and many of you are wondering who she is and what she did.

This is a detailed profile and report of Rosemary Ndlovu, a former police officer who allegedly insured her family and then killed them.

Who Is Rosemary Ndlovu?

Rosemary Ndlovu is a former police officer who has been accused of orchestrating five family members’ deaths in order to maximize her insurance payout.


The age of Sergeant Rosemary Ndlovu is between 43 and 46 years old.

The Story So Far

The former cop planned the murder of her lover, mother, two sisters, five nephews and nieces.

Rosemary insured her sister Audrey with different insurance companies.

On Tuesday morning, 25th June 2013, Rosemary intentionally served Audrey a tea laced with a harmful substance and left.

She returned in the afternoon to Audrey’s house to determine if she was still alive, strangled her, and fled.

A decomposing body of the woman was found much later.

Rosemary received more than R700,000 from insurance claims as her sister’s beneficiary.

Audrey’s son, Brilliant Mashego, confronted Ndlovu years later upon discovering that she had taken his mother’s insurance money.

Therefore, Ndlovu organized his elimination because he demanded the money. Mashego’s body was found on the streets with head injuries.

The woman also eliminated her boyfriend, Yingwani Maurice Mabasa.

The duo cohabited for four years before she took away his life.

Mabasa was attacked on Tuesday, 14th October 2015, and his body was retrieved near the Olifantsfontein Police Station.

The cop’s niece, Zanale Motha, also died mysteriously in 2016. Ndlovu stole Zanale’s insurance money from January to May before inviting Zanale to her house in June for two weeks.

The lady was found on the road in Kempton Park a few days later.

Her downfall came when she ordered a hit on her sister’s children, the youngest of whom was only five months old.


The hitman informed the police and a trap was set leading to her arrest.

Arrest & Trial

In 2019, Rosemary was arrested.

Ndlovu was arrested by an undercover police officer in Bushbuckridge shortly after she pointed out her sister’s house to the men.

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The police officer had posed as a hitman and Ndlovu told him how she wanted him to drug and burn her sister’s family of six.


Ndlovu is facing six counts of murder, four counts of fraud, obstruction of justice and eights counts of conspiracy to commit murder.

The killing spree allegedly started in 2012 and came to an end in 2018.

She is accused of fraudulently taking out life insurance on behalf of her victims, listing herself as a beneficiary.

Ndlovu is also accused of killing six relatives, including her lover, and plotting to murder her sister, nieces, nephews and mother to cash in on funeral and life insurance policies. She allegedly pocketed one million four-hundred-thousand rand.

Among those, she is accused of killing is her partner Yingwani Maurice Mabasa, with whom she had a child.

Mabasa died in October 2015 after the third attempt on his life. He was stabbed more than 80 times. Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu allegedly claimed R416,000 from insurance companies.

Ndlovu is also facing charges for the murders of:

  • Her cousin Witness Madala Homu, who was murdered in March 2012. She allegedly received R131,000 from policies.
  • Her sister Audrey Somisa Ndlovu, who was killed in June 2013. Ndlovu allegedly claimed more than R717,000 in insurance.
  • Her niece Zanele Motha, who was killed in June 2016. She was apparently paid out about R120,000;
  • Her nephew Mayeni Mashaba, who died in April 2017. There was no information immediately available on whether she had taken out policies for him and whether she had put in claims.
  • Audrey’s son Brilliant Mashego, her nephew, who was killed in January 2018. There was no information available on whether she had taken out policies for him and whether she had put in claims.

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