Wife sentenced to life in prison for hiring hitmen to murder her husband

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The North Gauteng High Court on Monday, 6 December 2021 sentenced Helen Mashaba (41) to a life sentence for murder. She was arrested by Mooinooi police in North West province after confessing to being the mastermind behind the murder of her husband on Friday, 10 October 2020.

Captain Aafje Botma said the police were summoned to a scene regarding a body that was spotted in Modderspruit, close to Mooinooi. “Upon arrival at the scene, the police found the lifeless body of a male with three gunshot wounds on the upper body.”

Botma added that the wife Mashaba was interviewed and she confessed.  It was also revealed that the accused hired two hitmen to kill her husband.

She was found guilty on Thursday, 20 October 2021 and her bail was revoked.  “The two hitmen are still at large and the police request anyone who may have information that can lead to their arrest to contact the Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Michael Sello of Mooinooi Detectives on 060 987 9861 .

North West Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena welcomed the life sentence handed down to Helen Mashaba. Kwena praised the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Micheal Sello of Mooinooi Detectives and all the role players for securing the conviction.

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