South African woman hires hitman to kill her husband and mother-in-law
In Elliotdale, Eastern Cape, a woman and five others (hitman) have been detained in connection with the murders of her husband and mother-in-law.
On Monday, September 13, Nophelo Gquthani, 36, and her accomplices appeared in the Elliotdale Magistrate Court.
The 46-year-old male and his mother (81) were tragically shot at their home in Mkatazo Village Kwanditya, Elliotdale, according to police spokesperson Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, who confirmed the event in a statement on Saturday, September 11.
“Police did not rest and investigated the case thoroughly and managed to arrest the suspects. Investigation revealed that the 36-year-old wife allegedly hired hitmen to kill her husband and her mother-in-law. Police also recovered three unlicensed firearms (pistols) with three magazines and 34 live ammunition,”
“The suspects aged between 23 and 55 were charged accordingly.” the statement reads
Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, the Acting District Commissioner for Amathole, praised the investigative authorities for not leaving any stone unturned in their investigation. He praised the police for their excellent work in seizing these unlicensed firearms.
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