South African woman arrested for allegedly hiring hitmen to kill her husband and his 81-year-old mother-in-law

In Elliotdale, Eastern Cape, a woman and five others 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.

Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, a police spokesperson, confirmed the incident in a statement released on Saturday, September 11. He said the 46-year-old man and his mother (81) were fatally shot at their home in Mkatazo Village Kwanditya, Elliotdale, on Thursday, September 9th, 2021.

“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

Amathole Acting District Commissioner, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu commended the investigating officers for not leaving no stones unturned in solving the case. He appreciated the sterling job done by police in confiscating these unlicensed firearms.

South African woman arrested for allegedly hiring hitmen who killed her husband and 81-year-old mother-in-law
South African woman arrested for allegedly hiring hitmen who killed her husband and 81-year-old mother-in-law
South African woman arrested for allegedly hiring hitmen who killed her husband and 81-year-old mother-in-law

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