By A Correspondent- Ex Tembisa cop Rosemary Ndlovu continues to make headlines even after her conviction on six counts of murder, with the latest shocking revelations stating that she may have been behind the death of her 13-year-old son who died of food poisoning in 2008.
Ndlovu is in jail for the murder of six people, including her sister and boyfriend, for insurance payout purposes.
During investigations of the six murders, a close family member told police that Ndlovu had another child who died in 2008 and an inquest case was opened due to the circumstances under which he died.
The relative who did not want to be identified asked the investigating officer to revisit the case saying they suspect she killed her son.
Information from the inquest docket revealed that the boy, who was 13-years-old at the time, was admitted at Zamokhuhle due to food poisoning on 30 June 2008.
The boy was discharged on July 12. However, he was rushed back to the same hospital and was declared dead on arrival.
The hospital informed police leading up to the investigation. In her statement, Ndlovu said that the child had a meal at 16h00 then went to bed at 17h00.
When he didn’t get up by around 19h00, Ndlovu said she got worried, went to check up on him and realised that he was not waking up.
She said she called her friends and they rushed the child back to Zamokuhle where he was declared dead on arrival.
Meanwhile, Ndlovu is also accused of organising a hit on her former boss and another cop while she was in prison.
Allegations are that Ndlovu paid an alleged hitman a few hundred rands to kill the two as she blamed them for her arrest.
However, the plan was later exposed and a case of conspiracy to murder was opened in Tembisa in October 2018.
After her arrest, Ndlovu was kept at Johannesburg Prison where she is alleged to have had access to a cellphone. She allegedly attempted to organise the murders of the two.
“She was then transferred to Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria,” a source said.
Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo confirmed that Ndlovu was facing the two additional charges. He did not provide further detail, saying the matter was still under investigation.
“We can confirm that there are two cases of conspiracy to commit murder.
“Both cases were provisionally withdrawn at court pending further investigation. Unfortunately, we cannot divulge more information as the cases are still under investigation,” he said.
Last week, Ndlovu was convicted for the murders of her sister Audrey; Audrey’s son Brilliant Mashego; her live-in lover Yingwani Maurice Mabasa; cousin Witness Madaka Homu; niece Zanele Motha, and another relative Mayeni Mashaba.
She was also found guilty of defeating the ends of justice by tampering with the scene of the crime where Audrey died.
Judge Ramarumo Monama also convicted Ndlovu on four counts of defrauding Clientelle Limited, 1 Life Insurance, Old Mutual and Assupol.
Ndlovu is expected back in court on 5 November where sentencing arguments following her conviction in the six murders would be heard.-