Wife sentenced to 22 years in prison for husband’s murder


Tebogo Msimanga |

The Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday sentenced Nonkululeko Ngwabe (46) to 22 years imprisonment for the brutal murder of her husband, Warrant Officer Thulani Ngwabe.

On 3 November 2019, a lifeless body of 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.

Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said 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.

“The Hawks arrested his wife in December 2019. Her arrest led to the information about the accomplices she allegedly hired to kill her husband.”

Mhlongo said the three accused, Sthembiso Mbona (25), Nhlakanipho Ndovela (23) and Saziso Khambule (25) were arrested in Murchison area near Port Shepstone in December 2019 and were also charged for murder.

All accused appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court several times and were remanded in custody till to date as their bail was successfully opposed.

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